“There are positives and negatives to either a single person center or a regional center and I would leave the decision of which is better for the townspeople up to the townspeople and the town’s leaders,” she said.
Selectmen also made two appointments to the Finance Committee for three-year terms: Frank Sista is a senior implementation and training consultant for TKT Software Services with an extensive managerial and technical background in the areas of application architecture, applications development and systems implementations; and retiree Carroll Winch, a former corporate CEO with 40 years experience in financial services industry. A one-year and a two-year position on the finance board remain vacant.
Brad Dore was made an ex-officio of the Harbor Committee because town bylaws dictates that only registered voters can serve as regular members and Dore is a resident of Canada. Kemper will seek a bylaw change at Town Meeting this fall to give residents who are not registered voters a chance to serve.
Instead of appointing Principal Jack O’Mara as the alternate to the Page School Building Committee, selectmen simply appointed “the Page School principal.” Kemper said he has been hearing that it’s possible that O’Mara may be retiring at some point next year. Although he has not confirmed the rumor, he felt it would be cleaner to just appoint the position and not a specific person.
When contacted about the validity of rumor on Tuesday, Pentucket Superintendent Jeff Mulqueen would neither confirm nor deny it. He suggested speaking directly to O’Mara, saying, “I am happy to make comments after that.” O’Mara chose not to comment at this time.