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.”