Hull: Voters decide Redevelopment Authority race and ballot question at annual town election

There was a low voter turnout in Hull on Monday for their annual town election, with voters deciding one contested race and a non-binding ballot question.

Dennis Zaia won a seat on the Redevelopment Authority with 651 votes to beat Robert Cambra at 285 and Vernon Wood at 215.

Voters cast 757 votes to 463, to approve a non-binding ballot question to determine if the school committee and planning board should conduct a space needs study, to determine the feasibility of consolidating Hull’s three schools, with the idea of possibly converting the Middle School into a new town hall, police station, library or senior center.

Selectman Vice-Chair Dominic Sestito weighed in on the issue and said, “I think they would have to look at a couple of areas. The financial component is a large area that comes up, but also more importantly is the academic component; what does this mean for our children and the generations to come? How’s this going to affect them academically? Is it a safety issue?

But also financially too – that’s the second thing – it’s important to see where we need to be. There’s no secret that we need some major capital improvements. So this looks like maybe an avenue that we can explore.”

 

About John Penny

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.