Following a swearing in ceremony, Councilor Joshua Bourdon has been named chairman of the Town Council.
Bourdon replaced former Chairman Brian Chirichiello at the council’s March 28 meeting.
In the March 21 election, Bourdon, an incumbent, defeated David Granese, Planning Board Chairman, 1427 votes to 440votes in the Councilor-At-Large race to return for another three-year term.
And in the District 3 race, former Councilor Neil Wetherbee earned 343 votes to defeat Marc Flattes, with 161 votes
The election was postponed from March 14 to March 21 because of a powerful nor’easter that struck the East Coast.
At the start of the meeting, Bourdon and Wetherbee each raised their right hand and were sworn in by Town Clerk Daniel Healey.
The election of officers followed and Bourdon was named chairman, with Councilor Charles Foote named council pro tempore.
“Thank you for trusting in me as your chairman,” Bourdon said. “As your chairman I’ll make sure that every person who speaks here at public forum is treated with class, dignity, especially those who come to us to voice their concerns. The public forum is an opportunity for residents to speak their mind and I encourage as many people as possible to do so.
Bourdon added, “I truly believe that this council truly wants to listen to you.”
He also promised to listen and make a note of every councilor who communicates any requests questions or concerns in a timely manner.
Bourdon said, “Lastly I promise to do my best to run a procedurally accurate meeting and ask on each of you to call me into question if I make any mistakes for the benefit of the voters who put each of us up here.”