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December 14, 2013

City boards have a busy year ahead


Tree Commission -- members are Ed Taylor, chairman, Dave Dylewski, Paul Harrington, Sheila Taintor, Paul Bevilacqua, Byron Getchell and Hugh Kelleher. The commission is dedicated to acquiring and planting more trees in the city.

Water Commission -- members are E. Larry Kelly, Erford Fowler, Roger Jones and John Tomasz. Both the water and sewer commissions could be active in dealing with problems that have been identified with the water and sewer system on Plum Island.

Waterfront Trust -- members are Doug Locy, chairman, Joseph Brown, Scott Sutherland, Josiah Morrill and Jody Fraser. The Trust manages Waterfront Park, the 4.4 park on the central waterfront.

Zoning Board of Appeals -- members are Ed Ramsdell, chairman, Rob Ciampitti, Duncan LeBay, Jamie Pennington, Howard Snyder, Jared Eigerman and Richard Goulet. The board will address requests by homeowners and/builders who are seeking approval to initiate construction of projects whose metrics might not coincide with municipal building regulations.


The following meetings are scheduled for this week and are open to the public:


Housing Authority, 5 p.m., 25 Temple St.

Subcommittee of the Whole School Committee, 5:30, room 118, Newburyport High School

School Committee, 6:30 p.m., room 118, Newburyport High School

River Valley Charter School, 7 p.m., 2 Perry Way


Bartlet Mall Commission, 6 p.m., public library

Harbor Commission, 7 p.m., City Council chambers, City Hall


Water Commission, 4:30 p.m., 115 Water St.

Sewer Commission, 6 p.m., 115 Water St.


Retirement Board, 9 a.m,, City Hall

School Building Committee, 6:30 p.m., mayor’s conference room, City Hall

Board of Health, 7 p.m., police conference room, 4 Green St.

Historical Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall


Affordable Housing Trust, 10 a.m., site not available


Dyke Hendrickson covers Newburyport for The Daily News. He can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3226 or at

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