Hanover: Selectmen vote to reorganize board

The Hanover Board of Selectmen reorganized their board Monday night.

Selectman Joe Salvucci was up for chairman this time around.

However, Selectmen John Barry was voted for Chairman instead, after Salvucci declined the post and nominated him.

 Salvucci said he couldn’t accept the chairmanship because he wanted to avoid any conflicts, since he’s a Hanover call firefighter and has family members that work for town departments.  

“I have a brother that serves on the police force and a brother who serves on the fire department. Both are full-time employees of the town. I think it would be inappropriate to take over the Chair with my conflicts. I’d rather stay, so the town feels we’re being represented accordingly. So with that, I would like to nominate John Barry as Chairman for the 2012-2013 year”, Salvucci said.

However, while Salvucci declined the chairmanship, he did accept a nomination for Vice Chairman and said, “The Chairman would be the main person to be consulted with by the department heads. As the Vice-Chair, I would assist you if needed and would not be the primary person of responsibility”.

Selectmen also welcomed newly elected Selectmen Gary Young and Harold Dunn to the board.


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John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.