Tisbury selectmen plow through a busy winter agenda

Kindia Roman, shown here being sworn in as a Tisbury police officer, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination.

A meeting canceled because of a snowstorm last week made for a busy agenda for the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday night. Among the highlights, they welcomed Kindia Roman as a new permanent officer in the Tisbury Police Department, after she was sworn in by town clerk Marion Mudge. Ms. Roman formerly worked for the Titusville Police Department with Lt. Eerik Meisner, who joined the TPD last July.

The selectmen also officially welcomed Glenn Mauk as the new Department of Public Works director and were introduced by Superintendent of schools James Weiss to assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea and director of student support services Philip Campbell, who joined his staff last fall.

In other business, the selectmen agreed to write in support of the board of health’s letter to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources regarding NSTAR’s use of herbicides in its 2014 integrated vegetation management plan.

The selectmen also approved a letter of support for Habitat for Humanity’s Chapter 40-B application to the state for a housing project on Marion’s Way and a joint community development block grant joint application with Oak bluffs for home rehabilitation and childcare subsidies.

Following a brief interview, the selectmen appointed D. Alexandra Cook to Tisbury’s Housing Trust. They also appointed Kevin M. Heslin a crossing guard.