On Tuesday, voters will choose either David Moresi or Gerard Smith for an 18-month term on the Prudential Committee, which governs the town's fire district. Richard Reynolds and Bruce MacDonald are the two candidates for a 30-month seat on the committee.
All four agreed that the most pressing issues facing the district are the cramped, inadequate firehouse on Water Street and the need to attract more men and women to join the call-volunteer fire service.
In 2018, district voters OKed a proposal to expand the three-member committee that oversees the district. The enabling legislation to change the district's charter was approved in Boston at the end of the most recent session.
The proposed fiscal 2020 budget of $2,177,361 is down 21 percent from this year's budget of $2,777,800 but it does include the additions of a full-time fire chief position and a single full-time firefighter position.
Sixteen voters checked in to a special district meeting, where they unanimously approved a proposal to expand the Prudential Committee, which governs the town's Fire Department, from three to five members.
The committee charged with overseeing the town's fire district wants to look at expansion. Not the fire station this time, but the committee itself.
At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, the three-person Prudential Committee discussed taking steps to increase the panel to five members.