THOMASTON — The Thomaston Select Board swore in Quixada Moore-Vissing to the Regional School Unit 13 School Board at their June 28 meeting.

Moore-Vissing applied to join the RSU 13 school board after the former Thomaston representative did not run for reelection.

Select Board Chair Diane Giese said the board was very excited to have someone interested in being appointed to the school board.

Multiple members of the Select Board also thanked Moore-Vissing for volunteering to join the school board.

Moore-Vissing formerly worked as a high school teacher, then taught pre-service teachers at the University of New Hampshire.

“I care about young people and their well-being,” Moore-Vissing told the board.

She was appointed and sworn in by Town Clerk Melissa Stevens.

The board also approved a policy for the Thomaston Police Department to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as drones, in the course of their work.

Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe said the drone is owned by a reserve officer, and not by the police department.

The reserve officer is licensed to operate the drone by the Federal Aviation Authority.

Hoppe said the department must have an established policy in order to use the drone in the course of their work.

The adopted policy states the drone can be used for “criminal investigation, scene documentation and other public safety applications.”

It can also be used for emergencies when approved by the governor or the chief of police.

Hoppe said there are already state and federal laws in place that prohibit certain uses for drones. They cannot be used to issue speeding tickets or to go on to private property.

The drone could be used in situations such as a missing child or a missing elderly person, Hoppe said in a June 29 interview.

The drone can also reach isolated spaces much faster than vehicles can.

In other business, Will Eustis was appointed as an alternate to the planning board.

The Select Board waived the two-year residency requirement for Eustis, as he owns a house in town and grew up in town.

The board also approved a feasibility study from Dirigo Engineering for construction of an east-west highway. The feasibility study does not approve the highway or authorize the construction of the highway.

The board discussed construction of a sign to alert residents to events such as meetings of the select board or committees or municipal events.

Giese requested this discussion because she was hearing from residents that they did not know when events and meetings were happening.

Planning Board Chair Joanne Richards said the land use ordinance did not allow electric or animated signs in the downtown space.

Richards said that temporary signs such as sandwich board signs could be used, but permanent signs were against the ordinance.

Giese said she would like to hear ideas from residents about how they could improve communication and let people know about municipal meetings and events.

Giese also suggested a municipal caucus with the public. The date for this will be set at a future meeting.

The next meeting of the Thomaston Select Board will be July 12 at 6 p.m.