North County Notebook: May 25, 2019

Published: 5/24/2019 5:14:11 PM
Modified: 5/24/2019 5:13:58 PM
Dexter elected to first full Selectboard term

WARWICK — Selectman Todd Dexter was elected to his first full term during Monday’s annual town election, having been elected in November to fill the remainder of Dawn Magi’s term following her July resignation.

The election saw no contests. Sixty-two people voted, or about 10 percent of Warwick’s voters, Town Clerk Rosa Fratangelo said.

The results are:

■Selectman, three-year term — Todd Dexter

■Assessor, three-year term — Beth Gilgun

■Board of Health, three-year term — Donald Matthews

■Cemetery commissioner, three-year term — Clyde Perkins, Jr.

■Cemetery commissioner, two-year term — Bradley Matthews

■Cemetery commissioner, one-year term — James Toth

■Constable, three-year term — Arland George Day Jr.

■Library trustee, three-year term — D. Clare Green

■Library trustee, three-year term — Gregory Stone

■Transfer station commissioner, three-year term — Michael Mankowsky​​​​​​​

■Transfer station commissioner, three-year term — Mark Fellows

Moody Center considering a campsite

NORTHFIELD — Plans for campgrounds at the Moody Center are expected to be publicized within the next few weeks, with a public hearing likely starting in June, Planning Board Chairman Richard Fitzgerald said.

A representative from the Moody Center came to the Planning Board’s May 16 meeting to share preliminary ideas for a campground on Pierson Road, possibly to include a pavilion or small building, Fitzgerald said.

Specific information will be available when the Moody Center formally submits an application to the Planning Board.

Pioneer finalizes budget proposal

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District is proposing a budget of $14,224,966 for the 2019 to 2020 year, the School Committee decided on Thursday. The district’s four towns plan to hold special town meetings in June, tentatively planned for June 17, to vote on Pioneer’s budget.

This budget reflects the closure of Leyden’s Pearl Rhodes Elementary School, and is about $50,000 less than the original pre-closure budget proposal. In this new budget, the portion paid by the towns represents a 1.14 percent increase over this year’s costs.

The budget was not revised to reflect the cancellation of Warwick Community School’s kindergarten and preschool classroom. School Budget Subcommittee members said they preferred to keep the savings in the budget as a “buffer.”


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