Longtime chief assessor retires

Frederick Martini, Peabody’s longtime chief assessor, recently retired after nearly 31 years in the position. The chief assessor is a full-time employee who also serves as a member of the three-person Board of Assessors. Martini was appointed chief assessor on Sept. 13, 1982, and held the position until his retirement on June 14. “Fred Martini’s long record of public service speaks for itself,” Mayor Ted Bettencourt said in a prepared statement. “To serve over 30 years as the city’s chief assessor is a testament to his skills and expertise. On behalf of the citizens of Peabody, I thank him for his service and wish him the very best in his retirement.” Bettencourt is seeking a replacement for Martini.