The Planning Board now has a full complement of seven members. The board was faced with four vacancies entering 2016, but former mayor William Hallenbeck, in the eleventh hour, reappointed Carmine Pierro and appointed his former aide, Gene Shetsky, to the board, and current mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton reappointed Laura Margolis and appointed Rob Bujan.
Now the Zoning Board of Appeals, which had been one member short for several months, has the requisite seven members as well. Gossips learned this weekend that attorney and Second Ward resident Stephen Dunn was appointed to the ZBA by Mayor Hamilton on Friday.
The only regulatory board now understaffed is the Historic Preservation Commission. Although his term expired at the end of July, HPC chair Rick Rector, on the advice of counsel, continues to serve in that capacity, awaiting reappointment or the appointment of someone to take his place. Since summer, the HPC has also been without an architect member, who by law must be a preservation architect.
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