The Marion Board of Selectmen held a brief but important meeting at the Marion Music Hall prior to the town holiday party which is held annually to thank volunteers on town boards and committees.
After approving the minutes of the November 19, 2013 meeting, the board launched into an action item naming and approving Ruth Olson as a new member of the Marion Affordable Housing Trust.
Next up was the reading of a letter from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary requesting the use of 13 Atlantis Drive for conducting their Safe Boating courses.
“We welcome the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 2014 will be their 75th Anniversary, and they are the oldest flotilla in the United States,” said Selectman Jody Dickerson.
Also approved was the appointment of Cynthia Callow Trinidad to the Conservation Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
An e-mail from the Buzzards Bay Coalition was read in which they requested that the Town of Marion submit comments to the U. S. Coast Guard regarding oil spill rules in Buzzards Bay. The board took the e-mail under advisement and will discuss it at their next scheduled meeting.