Pierro, former Fifth Ward alderman and longtime aide to former mayor Rick Scalera, has chaired the Planning Board since February 2015, when Don Tillson resigned. Pierro's term ended on December 31, 2015--the same day Hallenbeck's term as mayor ended. On December 30, Hallenbeck reportedly reappointed Pierro as a member of the Planning Board for two more years. Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton announced on December 21 that she was appointing Tom DePietro as chair of the Planning Board. According to Gossips sources, it was not her intention to reappoint Pierro, who some believe should not serve on the Planning Board--even as a member--since he no longer lives in Hudson. The word is that attorneys are looking into the legality of Hallenbeck's eleventh hour reappointment.
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