Kittery to evaluate board appointment process

Kittery to evaluate board appointment process

By Jesse Scardina

interviewsKITTERY, Maine — The town appointed two residents to the personnel board, while also talking about re-examining the town’s process for filling community boards.

Both Robert Harris and Paul Lucy were appointed to the personnel board, but several residents spoke about the confusion surrounding the town’s process for appointing residents to boards, something the councilors acknowledged. The council will hold a workshop later this month to discuss the appointing process.

“We do need to address the rules of appointment,” said Councilor Charles Denault. “But there are rules in place, so we need to follow them.”

Council Chairman Jeffery Thomson said the council will complete a workshop on the process prior to the Dec. 22 council meeting.

In other news

The town extended the sunset date for the Economic Development Committee to Dec. 31, 2015, as it was set to expire toward the end of the month. Committee member George Dow presented in front of the council.

“I think George and this committee has been putting this together and there has been clearer focus and responsibility for the board,” said Denault, who added that he is also on the Economic Development Committee.

The council also appointed Vice Chairman Russell White to meet with a member of the Rice Library Board of Trustees to interview William Tredwell for his appointment to the board, and appointed Thomson to meet with the chair of the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee to interview Tom Hibschman for his appointment to the committee.