Selectmen invite comments on vacancy procedures

The Board of Selectmen is inviting citizens to share their thoughts and recommendations on how best to fill vacancies on town boards and commissions. It expects to finalize new procedures at its meeting on Oct. 4.

“Over the past 10 months, the Board of Selectmen has made a priority of adding transparency and options to the pathway for service on town boards and commissions,” First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice said in a press release. “Initiatives have included creating a petitioning option for residents not affiliated with one of the two major political parties, clarifying the path for those affiliated with the two parties, posting open positions on the town website and announcing openings at Board of Selectmen meetings and to the press.”

Current procedures may be viewed on the town website homepage at Copies are also available at town hall.

Responses may be sent to or mailed or dropped off at town hall at 238 Danbury Road.