By Drew M. Bailey, Community Reporter
Northborough – The Board of Selectmen praised the work of retiring veteran Dog Officer Claudia McGuire, and presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation Nov. 7. In doing so, board members commended the compassion, professionalism and wisdom she showed during the course of her 35-year career.
Chair Jeff Amberson recalled McGuire once commenting that the town had “more of a dog owner problem, than a dog problem,” and that her concern for the wellbeing of the animals she dealt with was reflected in her dedication to her position.
The board also praised the work of Captain David Hunt who recently retired after 35 years of service to the Northborough Fire Department.
Other matters discussed at the meeting included a request for funding for water treatment as part of the Brigham Street Well Project. The request, submitted by Finance Director June Hubbard-Ward for a $500,000 advance for the $4 million project was approved unanimously.
In a public hearing, BJ's Wholesale Club Manager Diane Mareira was approved for placement on the store's All Alcoholic Beverages Package Store License. Selectmen questioned Mareira on the process of scanning licenses for the purchase of alcohol at BJ's, and asked how long customer's personal information was held. Mareira stated that the data is stored securely for a maximum of two weeks, but typically is erased at the end of the workday.