There are many reasons to support Mark Paolillo’s campaign for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. These include his work in setting the stage for last year’s successful override vote and his work on the Community Preservation Committee and with the Minute Man Regional Vocational School District.
Frustrated by the failure of an override to fix Belmont’s deteriorating roads, Mark was the driving force behind the establishment of the Financial Task Force that looked closely at the Town’s financial present and future needs and determined that existing financial resources were woefully inadequate to satisfy those needs. The task force recommended an override to close the gap. With nearly unanimous support from Town officials, the ensuing override was successful.
Representing the Board of Selectmen on the Community Preservation Committee, Mark has had a hand in projects as diverse as the new Underwood Pool and preservation of the historic William Flagg Homer House at the foot of Belmont Hill. Mark also took a leading role in cobbling together the recently concluded agreement between the 15 member towns which form the Minute Man Regional Vocational School District – quite a feat inasmuch as all 15 towns had to approve it.
With these accomplishments and others in mind, I support Mark’s re-election bid wholeheartedly.