The Board of Selectmen appointed a new member of the Conservation Commission at the Oct. 21 meeting. Patrick William Martin, an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, who was not present at the meeting but described his qualifications in the applications:
“I previously owned a construction company and have worked at a couple law firms with an emphasis on construction litigation and real estate transactions. As an attorney, I have assisted clients to ensure that they comply with aii the necessary state and town building laws prior to the start of their projects. I have promoted the use of clean energy sources within the residential building process and have consulted in the application of solar panels and Solar Purchase Incentives.”The Selectmen approved his appointment unanimously and noted that appointed members aren’t restricted from serving on more than one board, since he listed the Green Communities Commission as his second choice.