"I am very happy for Joann," said Charles Dawson Jr. "The town board will be fortunate to have her service."
Despite busy political schedules, Charles Dawson said politics is not likely to be the topic of discussion at the dinner table.
"We will most likely be at our own meetings most nights of the week," he said.
Other appointments made at the meeting included naming John Smolinsky as Brian Collier's replacement on the town planning board. James Potter was re-appointed as town attorney at a salary of $49,746. Also re-appointed were Comptroller Judith Kehoe; Public Works Commissioner Oliver Holmes; Economic Development Director George Leveille and Deputy Director of Economic Development Mike Morelli. Raymond Houghton was reappointed as town historian, Michael Hodom will continue as chairman of the zoning board of appeals, and Parker Mathusa will keep his chairmanship of the planning board for 2007. Michael Hennessey was appointed as a new member to the zoning board.
The Spotlight was designated the official newspaper of the town, and regular town meetings will continue to be held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at town hall.""