ZBA, Human Rights Commission members named

Sep 30, 2015 by

Published in the September 30, 2015 edition

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By MARK SARDELLA

WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals has two new members, after the Board of Selectmen this week appointed Francis X. Hayes of 2 Dell Ave. and Thomas J. Lucey of 142 Elm St. as alternate members.
One of the appointments will replace Dominic Casamassima, who is moving out of town. The other will fill in for Kimberly Hackett who is taking a leave of absence from the ZBA.
Hayes is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Principal at Bond Brothers, Inc., based in Everett. (Bond Brothers is the construction firm that recently completed the Galvin Middle School project.) Prior to Bond, Hayes served as vice president for Shawmut Design and Construction where he ran a $300 million academic and healthcare construction business. Prior to that, he was director of construction and chief of operations at Harvard Business School.
Lucey, a lifelong Wakefield resident, currently serves as Director of Government and Community Relations at Harvard University. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. He holds a degree in management from Bentley College.
The selectmen also made a number of other appointments this week, including three to the new Human Rights Commission. Appointed to a three-year term was Robert Vincent of 22 Flanders Lane. William Chetwynd of 59 Chestnut St. was appointed to a two-year term and David Watts Jr. of 17 Greenwood Ave. was appointed to a one-year term.
The names of the other two candidates who applied to the selectmen, Eric Reid and Lauren Munighan will be passed along to the School Committee, which also gets to appoint three members to the commission.
Three members were also appointed to the Albion Street Cultural Exchange Committee, which will explore turning the old Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department office building on Albion Street into a cultural arts center. The selectmen tapped Chris J. Carino of 18 Central St., Joy Schilling of 14 Pearl St. and Kathleen Frey of 29 Pearl St. for this committee.
Finally, the selectmen appointed Eugenia M. Coffin of 11 Gould St. to serve on the Board of Registrars.
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In other business this week, the Board of Selectmen:
• Approved a request from Town treasurer John J. McCarthy Jr. to transfer $2,366,373.88 from the town’s capital projects account to the general fund for bond payments due Oct. 15, 2015.
• Approved a request from Theodore Bertini for one-day liquor license for an event on Oct. 25 at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church Hall.
• Approved a request to transfer to the Wakefield Garden Club the interest amount of $488.49 earned by the Cowdry Fund over the past two years.
• Approved an Order Estimating Betterments for the improvement of roadway conditions on Highland Avenue in the amount of $107,572.25.

 

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