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May 14, 2014

Rowley voters elect Snow, approve fire engine purchase

ROWLEY — Patrick Snow was elected highway surveyor and tree warden in yesterday’s town election.

Snow faced opposition from Peter Dalzell for both positions. Snow won the highway surveyor post 492-208, and the tree warden post 490-202.

Voters passed two of the three questions on the ballot.

Question two, which read, “Shall the Town vote to have its elected Tree Warden become an appointed Tree Warden of the Town?,” passed 356-335.

Question three, which read, “Shall the Town of Rowley be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2½, so–called, the amount required to pay for the principal of and interest on the $735,000 bonds issued in order to pay costs of purchasing a ladder truck for the Fire Department, and for payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto?” passed 415-278.

Question one, “Shall the town vote to have its elected Highway Surveyor become an appointed Highway Surveyor of the Town?” failed 342-347.

In the contested race for Board of Assessors, three-year term, incumbent Don Thurston beat challenger Karen Milo 415-254.

Most races on the ballot were uncontested. The winners were as follows:

Board of Selectmen, three-year term: Robert Snow, Joe Perry.

Moderator, one-year term: Joan Petersen

Planning Board, five-year term: Christopher Thornton

Housing Authority, five-year term: Jack Cook

Municipal Light Board, three-year term: G. Robert Merry

Municipal Water Board, three-year term: Timothy Toomey

Cemetery Commission, three-year term: Jack Cook

Shellfish Commission, three-year term: John E. Grundstrom

Trustees for the Public Library, three-year term: Janet Peabody, Margaret Lemelin, John Manning

Triton Regional School Committee, Newbury member: Diana “Dina” Sullivan

Triton Regional School Committee, Rowley member: Richard Cummings

Triton Regional School Committee, Salisbury member: Monique Greilich

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