Last month, the majority of the Plymouth Board of Selectmen did NOT re-appoint three members of the 1820 Consortium—a group that is advisory to the Redevelopment Authority or PRA. Instead, Selectmen voted to appoint three new members. At their meeting Thursday night, the PRA expanded their membership to include those members rejected by the Select Board.
Lieza Dagher, Mike Hanlon and Nina Peters, are now back as Consortium members. Dean Rizzo, Secretary of the PRA and Chair of the Consortium, made the motion to enlarge the membership in order to include them. He says this move is not in defiance of the Selectmen’s wishes:
“Not at all, we consider this an action which we feel is in the best interests of the project.”
Rizzo also mentioned that some Consortium members will be meeting this month— a meeting not convened by him as chair:
“Tim Grande, who is a member of the Planning Board, appointed by the Planning Board to be on the Consortium, and he was pretty strong in wanting a meeting in the month of July and he took it upon himself to post a meeting and set an agenda for that meeting to occur next week.”
Rizzo wants to wait until August to hold a meeting, but if a member wants to meet sooner than that, why not do it?
“You don’t go and set a meeting date on your own and set an agenda on your own without including the staff of the Redevelopment Authority—that oversees the Consortium—nor include the Chairman in that decision process.”
The Consortium meeting called by Tim Grande begins at 6:30 next Tuesday night at town hall.