Volpe and Forcier talk first priorities

Newly elected officials Selectman Jesse Forcier and School Committee member Allison Volpe joined us on 980 WCAP this morning to discuss thier initial plans.

Volpe reiterated her experience with auditing and spoke about the school department review that was called for by Joe Wilkie back in January.  She plans to get that back on track, and push to move it forward.

She also spoke to better marketing our schools to the younger grades so that they stay with the town.

Forcier spoke to the fact that his focus is on assisting with Economic Development, doing what we can to get outside groups to see Dracut as the place to come to.

He has resigned from the Planning Board, but remains on the Dracut Housing Authority. The will provide housing needs a strong voice on the Board of Selectmen, and he looks forward to moving forward on the housing projects.

Both spoke to concern over the failure of the override questions to pass. Volpe agreed that an effort must be made to capture that rebate, but wasn’t sure at this time what we could give up for that to happen.

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