Friday, May 28, 2010
Selectmen shorts, May 25
• Selectmen reorganize. In opening the May 25 meeting Selectman John Williams welcomed newly elected John Gorecki and thanked Tim Hult for his nine years of service on the board. In reorganizing, Williams was elected as Chair, Doug Stevenson as Vice Chair and Bill Tice as Clerk.
• Open Meeting Law Seminar. Changes in the State’s Open Meeting Law will become effective on July 1. On Monday, June 7, Town Counsel will hold a seminar at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on the impact of these changes on all town boards, committees and departments. The public is also welcome.
• Granite bench accepted. Eleanor Barron Gorman of Portland, Oregon, has offered to purchase a granite bench in memory of her mother and father, Cecelia and James Barron. She indicated she would like it to be placed at a location in the center of town. Jim Barron served as building inspector for many years and Cecelia Barron managed the books and issued the building permits. The first Catholic services in town were held in their garage. Barron helped build the first Catholic Church in Carlisle on Bedford Road. Town Administrator Tim Goddard was directed to indicate acceptance of the donation and that the Selectmen will suggest an appropriate location.
• Appointments and volunteer opportunities. The Selectmen have established the Regionalization Opportunities Special Committee made up of seven members, including: Selectman John Williams, Board of Health member Bill Risso, Town Administrator Tim Goddard and Town Treasurer Larry Barton. Representatives from the Finance Committee, Recreation Committee, and a citizen-at-large are yet to be assigned.
Williams urged town folk to get involved in town government. A citizen-at-large is needed for the Regionalization Committee just formed, which will meet through the end of September. He continued, “The Finance Committee needs another member. The Audit Committee needs a third person – ideally a Certified Public Accountant with municipal finance experience.”
Sandra Savage (Russell Street) volunteered to serve on the Personnel Board. After making the appointment Williams said enthusiastically, “The board now has its full complement of members.” After the meeting Savage said of her qualifications and reasons for volunteering, “I’ve been in human resources in the private sector for 30 years. I found that my only involvement in town was only through kids in school. Recently I’ve met a few people at Town Hall and they have been very helpful, particularly Charlene, the Town Clerk.” ∆
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