By Robert Fucci
During the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting, Chairman John Hebert and resident Bruce Davis were unanimously reappointed to the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) as a delegate and alternate, respectively, for FY17.
The CMRPC’s mission is to address growth and development issues that extend beyond community boundaries, maintain the district’s certification for federal transportation improvement funds, provide technical knowledge and resources to assist local government in addressing specific land use, economic or environmental problems resulting from growth or decline, and build strong working relationships with member communities, state and federal officials, as well as the area’s legislative representatives.
“This is one of those things where we get to recognize one of the behind-the-scene things important to the region and the town,” Selectman David Hall said. “Both John and Bruce have spent a lot of time with these committees. I’ve spoken to Bruce and he’s excited about this appointment. There’s value in having you continue in this role.”
Hebert said he looked forward to continuing his work with the CMRPC.
“I’m proud to say central Mass. and the Blackstone Valley are a very strong voice in the Commonwealth for the projects going on here,” said Hebert, who will be going into his seventh year as a delegate. “I think it’s important.”
Every community is entitled to two delegates and one alternate. One of the delegates is appointed by the Planning Board and must be a member of the Planning Board.
The next scheduled CMRPC meeting is for Sept. 8.