New Members Elected To Falmouth Committees

Mary Harris recently began a three-year term as a member of the Falmouth Finance Committee.CARRIE GENTILE/ENTERPRISE - Mary Harris recently began a three-year term as a member of the Falmouth Finance Committee.

Mary Harris of Arthur Street began her three-year term as the newest member of the finance committee Monday night,  August 25, after she was unanimously elected to the position by the board of selectmen and finance committee.

The move came at a joint meeting of the selectmen, finance committee and school committee at Falmouth High School.

Mary Harris of Arthur Street began her three-year term Monday night at a joint meeting of the selectmen, finance committee and school committee at Falmouth High School.

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Selectman chairman Douglas H. Jones asked Ms. Harris during a brief interview if she had an immediate reaction to a Proposition 2-1/2 override.

“I am open to all issues. I have no immediate reaction to an override,” she said.

Finance committee chairman Judith P. Magnani asked Ms. Harris if she understood the time commitment committee membership entails, to which Ms. Harris answered yes.

Ms. Harris is the treasurer of two organizations, the West Falmouth Library and the Falmouth Historical Society. She was formerly a qualified retirement plan administrator for small and medium-size businesses.

“I am delighted to have you, especially with your retirement systems background,” selectman chairman Mary (Pat) Flynn said.

Selectmen also unanimously voted Mitchell A. Buck to the town’s coastal pond management committee. He is employed at the Woods Hole Group, an environmental, scientific and engineering consulting organization with headquarters in Falmouth. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Delaware.

The selectmen also voted to decrease the coastal pond management committee from nine to seven members, as requested by the committee’s chairman, George R. Hampson. He made the request after struggling to get a quorum at committee meetings.

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