The Planning Board is back at full capacity. At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday night, the boards jointly and voted to appoint Phil Jenks to the vacant position.
Though the decision was unanimous, it wasn’t without controversy. A resident at the BOS meeting insisted on questioning Jenks’ conflict of interest. The source of conflict was Jenks’ purported relationship with the Flatley Company. Flatley Company is the past owner of the 87 acre parcel of land behind Red Roof Inn, purchased recently by Capital Group Properties. That land is the site of the proposed 25 acre Park Central 40B development.
Jenks responded that he never represented Flatley. He represented a potential buyer and developer of of the land. That development never went through.
Both boards were satisfied with Jenks’ lack of conflict.
Jenks was sworn into position on Wednesday, allowing him to participate in that evening’s interview of a Town Planner candidate.