By John Anderson
During last night’s Selectmen’s meeting, the board was introduced to the new Building Inspector, Caleb Moody. Moody has been an employee of the DPW for nearly four years, and has been assigned to the Facilities Division since it was created about 2-1/2 years ago. He has a long employment history in construction.
Moody was made a “special town employee” early in the fall so he could assist with building inspections after the previous commissioner and inspector left their Auburn jobs. He has worked in the late afternoons and evenings to keep the Department of Development & Inspectional Services up to date on inspections and will be working over the next year to become a building commissioner.
Anita Tsantinis Shaw was also introduced and has filled an 8-hours/week job in the Department of Development & Inspectional Services assisting with permit applications. She also serves on the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Committee and the Economic Development Committee.
In other business, the Board appointed Malory O’Brien to the Finance Committee as a representative from Precinct 4. O’Brien serves on the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Committee and recently earned her MBA.
Darlene Coyle, acting director of the Department of Development & Inspectional Service, informed the Board that the town will see a reduction in its disposal costs of solid waste because of a renegotiated contract with Wheelabrator in Millbury. Although $25,494 will be saved by the end of FY15, residents probably won’t realize savings since other costs have increased. This does mean, however, that increases in residential trash bills won’t be as much.