By Sara Brown, Contributing Writer
Southborough – The Board of Selectman appointed a new member to the Capital Planning Committee during the Feb. 2 selectmen meeting.
The board has been looking to revitalize the committee and placed an advertisement for the volunteer position. Three Southborough residents applied for the spot all with backgrounds in engineering.
The BOS ultimately decided to appoint Steven Hinterneder for the committee. He currently is the president of East Coast Slurry, a premier specialty diaphragm walls and load bearing element construction company.
“I am interested in where I can make a contribution,” he told the board during the evening meeting.
The native New Yorker moved to Southborough in 2003.
“It’s my home now. I absolutely adore this town,” he said.
The Capital Planning Committee spends their time in assisting with the review and evaluation of capital items and projects contained within the Town’s Capital Plan, and developing strategies to move these projects forward for approval in a financially responsible manner. Appointments are for one-year terms.
Hinterneder believed his best asset he could offer the committee was not being “content with the status quo.”
“I will always look at things and ask why,” he said. “I want to know what we will get out of it and if it will be best for the town.”
Southborough residents John Reed and Alan Belniak also applied for the committee. Both have a background in engineering and construction.
“We have a tough decision ahead of us tonight,” Selectman Brian Shea said.
“We would want to have all three of you involved in some way,” said Chair Martin Healey.
Ultimately, that is what ended up happening. Belniak said he was also interested in joining the economic development committee and the board voted in favor of that appointment.
Capital Planning Committee Chair Jason Malinowski told the selectmen that soon there will be another vacancy on the committee. The selectmen decided when that vacancy occurs, they will vote in favor of Reed joining the committee.
“There are a lot of terrific things about Southborough but the wealth of talent that resides here is one of the best,” said Healey.
The board unanimously voted in favor of Hinterneder.
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