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New Town Appointments

The new year is bringing some fresh new appointments to various positions in the Town of Burlington. The recent Select Board meeting saw the promotion of two Burlington firefighters; Lieutenant Michale Bibbey to the rank of Captain and Brendan Micciche rose to Fire Lieutenant.  

The town’s Engineering Division completed interviews for the position of Civil Engineer and recommended Gage Morin. Town Engineer Thomas Hayes told the board Morin started a Student Engineer in 2022 and has become a “great fit” in the division. Morin is an apprentice pipefitter and has worked for his family business. Hayes spoke about the up and comer’s qualifications.

“Gage is wrapping up his degree in Civil Engineering at UMass Amherst and has a 3.6 GPA so he’s obviously a smart guy,” said Hayes. “Very impressed with his work ethic, very sharp guy,”

At the same meeting Burlington’s Inspector of Buildings Mark Dupell recommended Mike Kenney for the position of Building Inspector. Kenney worked for the town Building Department from 2017 to 2021 and the department is glad to have him return.

The Conservation Commission also saw an appointment. Conservation Administrator John Keeley asked the board to approve Rob Sheahan. In applying for the position Sheahan described his interest in conservation.

“It is really surprising how many small rivers and streams flow from the north-northwest part of town down to the south and south east wetlands. I think the new stormwater management bylaw helps residents be considerate of our neighbors, reduce pollutant runoff and encourage improved infiltration methods.” said Sheahan. “I like how the Commission is fair and helps the residents navigate the town’s and states’ wetlands and stormwater regulations. I enjoyed the heat-island video about possibilities for improving the large asphalt areas in town and the importance of Vinebrook as a conservation area and heatsink.”

The Select Board unanimously approved all of the appointments.