Wasson offered Thomaston code enforcement position
Thomaston — Bill Wasson of Thomaston has been offered the job of code enforcement officer, said Town Manager Valmore Blastow Jr.
Wasson's expected appointment by the select board Jan. 14 will fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Peter Surek last April.
Wasson, who said he will accept the position, has been a member of the planning board for 10 years and has lived in the area for 20.
With the Walmart superstore project in full swing, Wasson expects he will be busy "tying up loose ends and getting up to speed."
"There will be plenty to do," said Wasson. He added he is happy to give Assessors' Agent David Martucci a break, who "picked up the slack", tackling two jobs nearly nine months ago.
Wasson has had a full career before joining the town office team, including serving in the Navy, teaching middle school math and science, and working as a blacksmith, among pursuing a myriad of interests.
Joanne Richards, chairman of the planning board, said Wasson is the "absolute best choice," describing him as thorough, familiar with the town, the codes, and residents. "I'm thrilled," she added.
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