Falmouth Board of Selectmen finished its committee interviews and appointments recently when they filled seats on the Falmouth Board of Health and Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals.
Its first vote was to reappoint George R. Heufelder of Oakwood Avenue to the board of health for a three-year term. “I think the best way to serve is to do something you know about,” he said during the interview with the board. He is the director of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and has been serving on the board of health for 15 years, with a one year break.
When asked what has been the most enjoyable part of serving on the board, Mr. Heufelder said it was working on Title 5 and innovative septic systems.
“I am able to use my expertise to work toward a balance between public health and allowing a homeowner to enjoy their property,” he said.
Kimberly A. Bielan of Milton Street, an attorney working in Braintree, was seeking appointment as a full-time voting member on the zoning board of appeals with a term ending in 2019. She was appointed as an alternate member in February. “I work with zoning issues in my job as an attorney, but I enjoy that I am seeing the issues from a different perspective as a member of the board,” she said.
“I am impressed with how the zoning board has pulled you in to the issues to educate and ready you for a full voting position,” selectman Douglas H. Jones said.
Selectman Rebecca Moffit said she has been impressed with Ms. Bielan.
Both appointment votes were unanimous.