TWO NEW SELECTMEN
Choosing change over the status quo, Wayland voters denied incumbent Sue Pope another term Tuesday and elected Ed Collins and Doug Leard to the Board of Selectmen.
Leard is a veteran of two earlier terms who left the Board in 2009. Collins, a lawyer and former college professor, served on the Planning Board years ago.
Leard led the four candidates with 1048 votes, trailed by Collins (931), Pope (885) and Chris Brown (782). Brown is chairman of the Board of Public Works. Pope is a former state representative.
Leard and Collins had campaigned for greater transparency, respect and collaboration in town government.
There were two selectmen races because Tom Fay chose not to run for another term.
Jackie Ducharme, another candidate who called for more inclusive practices, was elected to the Wayland Housing Authority, defeating Laurie Hojlo, 868 to 678.
Two incumbents were returned to the Recreation Commission. They sought the chance to continue working on adaptation that began in 2009 when the Commission was split off from the newly-created Board of Public Works. The totals:
Brud Wright 953
Stas Gayshan 777
Mark Lucier 652
Gary Carvalho 530
Voter turnout was 21.6% of 9008 eligible voters. Complete unofficial results:
BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING
The selectmen will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday April 5
Two links in WVN #446 concerning a Town Meeting article on the Community Preservation Act were incorrect. They are corrected below.
On exemptions to the CPA tax surcharge:
On CPA projects and funds: