Openings on town building committee

Local officials are seeking residents interested in volunteering their services on a new Permanent Building Committee. Special Town Meeting in October voted to establish the five-member panel to oversee the town’s building projects. The new committee will be responsible for “making sure there is a need for the project, making sure we pick the right contractors, and overseeing the project as we go along,” Town Manager Michael Yunits said in an interview. He said it would also help the town assess its building needs. Yunits said the town has a committee that has overseen the high school renovation and expansion project. He said it was during a roof replacement project last summer at the Solmonese Elementary School, which did not have a building committee, that he realized the town would benefit from having a standing oversight panel. Yunits said the town would ideally like to have the panel’s members include an architect, an engineer, a builder, and a lawyer, but anyone with experience in the building trades is encouraged to apply. Potential candidates are asked to e-mail a letter of interest to Yunits at