WILTON — Justin Lowe of Wilton was hired Monday as a police officer, Town Manager Rhonda Irish told selectpersons Tuesday.

He replaces Tyler Fournier who left in August, she said.

Lowe, a member of Wilton Fire Department, has worked for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, Irish said.

Lowe is expected to begin work at the end of the month.

In other business, the board unanimously approved a slate of people to serve on a Community Development Block Grant Committee. As administrator of CDBG funding, the town has formed a committee to oversee previous grants, Irish said.

The town has applied for and received three CDBG grants this year, including a business facade grant for downtown Wilton, a grant for Carrier Welding & Fabrication and one for Maine Made Furniture Co.

Appointed to the CDBG Committee were Susan Atwood, Michael Wells, William Proctor, Code Enforcement Officer Charles Lavin, Selectperson Keith Swett, Wilton Community and Economic Development consultant Darryl Sterling and Irish.

A public hearing on the facade grant is required to comply with federal funding regulations, she said. Selectpersons agreed to hold the hearing during their Nov. 7 meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Wilton Public Safety building because elections are being held at the Town Office that day.

Selectpersons filled vacancies on the Board of Appeals. Board member Richard Bragg requested a move from regular member to alternate, leaving vacancies for three regular members and one alternate.

Unanimously appointed as regular members were Jeff Rowe, Michael Wells and Sheryl Mosher. Maxine Collins was appointed as alternate, along with Bragg.

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