NEW GLOUCESTER — Monday’s special selectmen meeting was called to tie up loose ends before the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

The board learned that Assessor’s Agent Nancy Pinette will return to her post on July 6 following a medical leave of absence.

“We welcome Nancy back,” said Selectman Nat Berry.

Selectmen failed last week at a special town meeting to outsource assessing services to a private company. Over the past two months that plan has been criticized by many residents who insisted the post continue to be filled by a town employee.

The outsourcing option that failed would have provided a person once per week to the Town Hall, with telephone availability for consultation for the rest of the work, to save roughly $41,000 annually.

In other business, the board issued a liquor license to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 4131.

Selectman Steven Libby will serve again as chairman of the five-member board, and Nathaniel Berry was named vice-chair.

Appointments for the next fiscal year were made as follows:

Town Manager Sumner Field III was appointed as town clerk, tax collector, treasurer, welfare director and road commissioner.

Heather Phinney was appointed animal control officer.

Debra Parks was named code enforcement officer, local plumbing inspector and public health officer.

And, Douglas Bowie was appointed fence viewer.

Timothy Joy was appointed as emergency management/civil defense director and public safety officer.

And, Gregory Joy will serve as sealer of weights and measures.

Tamilyn Wayboer and Laurie Brady were re-appointed to the Planning Board.

Former selectman Pamela Slye was named to the Planning Board, all for three-year terms.

The board also agreed to carry over $17,887 of unexpended funds from FY 2010 to FY 2011.


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