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June 18, 2014

Delp reappointed to head West Newbury's EMA

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Noting that she had allowed the man to live on her property since late May without getting permission as required under zoning bylaws and that public safety officials had to respond to complaints of unauthorized fires near the camper, selectmen ordered the vehicle removed from her property by June 30.

When Leonard suggested she would just buy the camper from the man for $10 so she could keep it on her property, Kemper said she was trying to “circumvent” the intention of the law, and stressed that both town counsel and the building inspector agreed “we need the camper gone.”

Leonard, who is a local real estate broker, said she had been unaware there were bylaws governing campers. She said the man was “taking the summer off” and helping her clear out her barn in exchange for camping on her property.

Selectmen gathered feedback from several employees who attended a public hearing on a revision to the personnel policy regarding vacation days. The board took the issue under advisement.

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