Seats on town boards vacant

TREMONT — Multiple seats on town boards and committees were filled during the selectmen’s meeting on June 4, but some remain vacant.

Carey Donovan was reappointed by selectmen to a three-year term on the Acadia Disposal District.

Appeals Board members Marcia Madeira and Reva Weisenberg were both reappointed for three-year terms. Sandy Andrews was appointed by selectmen to serve a one-year term that was open on the Appeals Board. Library Trustees Elaine Eaton, Kathie Pratt and Susan Edson all were reappointed for three-year terms.

Geoffrey Young was reappointed for a five-year term on the Planning Board. Mark Good was unanimously appointed to fill the second vacant seat for a five-year term.

Selectmen did not appoint anyone to the open seat on the Recreation Board because there were no applicants.

A recent ordinance change designed to stagger terms on the Harbor Committee created some confusion. Selectmen reappointed commercial fisherman representative Josh Lawson for a three-year term. Richard Helmke was reappointed for a two-year term as the representative from the boat storage/repair industry. Hayward May was appointed for a two-year term as an at-large representative.

The appointment of Steve Carter as the second commercial fisherman representative for a three-year term was approved in a split 3-2 vote. Selectmen Kevin Buck, McKenzie Jewett and James Thurlow voted in favor of the appointment; Howard Goodwin and Mike Mansolilli were opposed.

Selectmen are waiting for recommendations on how to fill the vacant commissioner seat and two tenant representative seats for the Tremont Housing Authority. There were no applicants for the commissioner seat. Two incumbent tenant representatives are interested in continuing on the board, but a third person also has applied. It will be up to the Housing Authority to recommend people for the open seats.

An open seat on the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission that was accidentally advertised will not be vacant until 2019.

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Former Islander reporter Sarah Hinckley covered the towns of Southwest Harbor, Tremont and neighboring islands.

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