GRAFTON, Mass. -- Edward Prisby was appointed to the Planning Board on Tuesday night, filling the associate member vacancy.
Prisby, a member of the Grafton Affordable Housing Trust, is an attorney who has lived in Grafton for two years. His appointment required a joint vote of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen.
"I just can't help myself," Prisby explained to both boards. "I have an abiding interest in what makes things tick and what makes things work."
The associate member on the board does not normally have a vote but can vote on plans before the board if a quorum is needed.
The position has a term of two years, but Planning Board member Robert Hassinger wryly noted that few associate members manage to stay in that role for too long since the Planning Board has seen several members leave in mid-term over the past few years, requiring the associate member to take on a full position. Sargon Hanna, who was appointed an associate member last year, recently replaced Planning Board member James Walsh, who moved out of town. Walsh himself had joined the board as an associate.