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Thursday, Aug. 24
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee in-person workshop, 10 a.m., Public Library
- Historical Commission, 5 p.m.
- Charter Review Committee, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25
- Finance Committee, 10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 28
- Select Board site visit, 11:30 a.m., Knowles Crossing Water Treatment Plant
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
Jeffrey Fischer Appointed
In an efficient sweep, the select board appointed former Walsh Property Community Planning Committee alternate Jeffrey Fischer to full member at its Aug. 22 meeting and amended the committee’s charge.
Fischer was one of six applicants to fill the vacancy created by Christine Markowski’s departure last month. Kristen Arute, David Leviatin, Gabrielle Ment, Raphael Richter, and Daniel Winslow also applied.
Select board member Bob Weinstein advocated for one of the two alternate members — Richter or Fischer — to be appointed full member, “in deference to the time and their dedication to serve.”
Stephanie Rein, the select board’s liaison to the committee, agreed, as did chair Kristen Reed and clerk John Dundas. Rein said, “I have been witness to the long and arduous process that’s brought the committee to where they are today,” she said. “I think appointing any new members will potentially slow the forward motion of the committee.”
Select board vice chair Sue Areson said she agreed “in theory” but said that by not interviewing new applicants, “we sort of shoot ourselves in the foot.”
When the board called on Fischer, he said he would like to be a full member.
Richter said he would be happy to defer to Fischer and remain an alternate.
The board then unanimously appointed Fischer to the position, reduced the number of alternates from two to one, confirmed Richter as an alternate, and extended the expiration of members’ terms from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21 — the date of the fall town meeting. That’s when the Walsh committee’s plan will appear on the warrant. —Sophie Mann-Shafir