The Marilla Town Board appointed Jen Seth Cimini to the town Planning Board to replace Vinnie Beisiegel.
During a meeting of the board Thursday, Supervisor George Gertz said “he had reached out” to Beisiegel but never heard back from him.
The current owner of the house where Beisiegel had lived said he moved out in January, Gertz said.
Cimini will fill out the remainder of Beisiegel’s term through 2016. Cimini also was appointed co-chairwoman of the Planning Board, the position held previously by Beisiegel.
The move drew criticism from resident Robert Lemke, who said Beisiegel is still a town resident.
However, Gertz defended the action, saying Beisiegel had four months to get back to the board.
“He must not care, or he would be here,” Gertz said.
In other matters:
• The board scheduled four public hearings to be heard beginning at 7:30 p.m. during the June 13 board meeting: A zoning extension for newly rezoned property, to give the owners more time to build; request for a flag lot at 3896 East Blood Road; rezoning request from Leon Berner for about 49 acres on Clinton Street proposed for a business; and a permit request for a car show to be held July 27.
• The board approved a special-events permit for the fire company to have a parade during the annual June Firemen’s Carnival. No one spoke out during a public hearing on the issue. The parade will follow Two Rod Road to Bullis Road to the firemen’s grounds.
• Highway Superintendent Ron Unverdorben announced that Town Park on Three Rod Road will open for the season May 25.
• Code Enforcement Officer Scott Rider reported that 10 building permits were issued in April, and $1,221 in fees collected on a total of $445,000 in construction.
• Councilman Warren Handley reported that the seventh- and eighth-grade chorus and orchestra of Iroquois Schools will open the summer concert season at 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Pavilion.
• The board is seeking bids on a new computer-generated events sign for outside the Community Center.