Kingston: Zoning board non-member?

Big wind turbines in Kingston have generated more than electricity–they’ve generated protest from some residential neighbors who say the turbines keep them up at night. The Kingston zoning board heard three hours of testimony on the controversy Wednesday night and continued the hearing to August 1. But WATD discovered one of the members of the board, may not be a member.

Three members of the five-member board participated in the hearing and alternate Lindsay Wilson joined them. An attorney familiar with land use issues, Wilson had more interaction with the neighbors’ attorney than anyone else at the table except for chairman John Haas.

Selectmen appointed Wilson to the board May 8th and sent him notice to have town clerk Mary Lou Murzyn swear him in.

“He has not been in yet to be sworn,” Murzyn said late Monday. “I believe he is not qualified as a member of the board and I will be interested to see what town counsel has to say about that.”

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.