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The Board of Selectmen briefly considered re-establishing the town’s Technology Advisory Committee. But the terms of all the members have expired and not been renewed, so there are no members.

The Board of Selectmen briefly considered re-establishing the town’s Technology Advisory Committee. But the terms of all the members have expired and not been renewed, so there are no members.

Selectmen are considering how to utilize social media to communicate with the public, including establishing a new committee consisting of five members and a board designee.

The committee would review what other towns are doing, including towns with employees who have social media responsibilities.

Selectman Elaine Fiore said she’d like to have legal counsel in to meet with the board to speak to a community’s challenges when it comes to social media.

 

To plow or not to plow

The Board of Selectmen talked about developing a policy on plowing private roads in town. A proposed policy will be discussed at the next board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Town Administrator Tom Calter said the policy should be fully vetted before it’s presented to the board for its approval. A review committee that includes Calter, assistant Gloria Mitchell, streets superintendent Paul Basler and Selectmen Tammy Murray and Jess Kramer was created to work on a draft policy statement on plowing private roads.

 

COA marketer hired

On the recommendation of Director of Elder Affairs Paula Rossi-Clapp, selectmen have hired Holly Nighelli as the new media and marketing coordinator for the Council on Aging.

Rossi-Clapp said Nighelli’s experience and understanding of her vision for what the COA has to offer are reasons why she recommends hiring her to document stories and photos of events at the center. The Plymouth resident started Sept. 4.

 

Administrative assistant hired

Selectmen have approved hiring Kathy Ivers as full-time administrative assistant for health, planning and conservation. She was the secretary for the Board of Health.

 

Double duty

Selectmen have approved hiring Patricia Tucker as the new Zoning Board of Appeals executive secretary. Also the administrative assistant to the town administrator and Board of Selectmen, Tucker is replacing the former secretary.

 

Resignation accepted

Selectmen accepted the resignation of Waterfront Committee member Michael Manteiga but held off on appointing his replacement. The two candidates to replace Manteiga were Robert Short and Carl Ingeme.

 

Donation accepted

Selectmen accepted the donation of $50 from the family of Rita Hayward to the Council on Aging.

 

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Town House.

 

Follow Kathryn Gallerani on Twitter @kgallreporter.

 




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