Friday, December 16, 2005
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, December 13
• Unsung heroine award. The town has received a request from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to nominate a woman from the community as an Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts. They want to honor one woman from each of the 351 communities in the Commonwealth. Townspeople are asked to contact Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie with the name of any proposed candidate.
• Municipal Hearings Officer. The Massachusetts Legislature, under the new "Fire Safety Act," now requires every community to have a Municipal Hearings Officer. This person is authorized to issue civil citations (tickets) for violations of the state Fire or Building code. In order for the fire or building Departments to get their citation booklets, the town must appoint an individual who is not a member of either department. After discussing the appointment with Bob Koning and Dave Flannery, it made sense to the Board of Selectmen that the Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie be appointed to the job. Since she already serves this function for parking tickets, they voted 5-0 to appoint McKenzie to the position for a one-year term.
• Appointments/Resignations. Jane Anderson was appointed to the Household Recycling Committee for a three-year term, to expire on June 30, 2008.
Alan Cameron was appointed to the Celebrations Committee for a term of one year, expiring on June 30, 2006.
Cynthia Schweppe will complete an unexpired term on the Board of Registrars, expiring June 30, 2006.
Selectmen accepted the resignation of Richard Boulé from the Planning Board and gratefully acknowledged his service to the town.
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