Facilities Manager Discussed in Marion

The Marion Board of Selectmen approved the wording for a job description for a town Facilities Manager at their meeting on Wednesday

According to Dawson, the Facilities Manager will keep a maintenance record for each town-owned property so the town will have a better grasp on upcoming maintenance. Currently, maintenance issues come up, and the town grapples with how to fund property that needs repair or replacement.

In other business, the Selectmen approved a one-day all alcohol license for a family party at the Marion Social Club on Aug. 11. Another one-day alcohol license was approved for a family gathering on August 3 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

The Selectmen approved the applications by volunteer members of all town boards.

A discussion followed regarding a request for a champagne toast after a wedding at Silvershell Beach. A reception will follow at the Marion Music Hall, but the Selectmen were being asked to approve the alcohol use at the beach on August 17. The board approved the request with the condition that the applicant provide a Certificate of Insurance for liquor liability that spells out that coverage will apply both at the beach and at the Marion Music Hall.

The Selectmen closed the meeting to go into executive session for contract negotiations with non-union personnel.

By Joan Hartnett-Barry

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