Wakefield council judges cleanup a success
By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT firstname.lastname@example.org WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield City Council addressed the success of the recent citywide clean-up at Monday’s meeting. “We had a fantastic turnout, and great volunteers,” said Mayor Joe DelFavero, adding a total of over 60 tons of material were brought in by city residents for the event. Wakefield Township also participated in the cleanup, bringing the total waste cleaned up even higher. The council gave Toni Anderson permission to install the Buttercup Popcorn Wagon at Eddy Park for the summer months. The council also voted to waive the vendor fee of $3 per day. “It really adds to the complexion of the park,” said City Manager Richard Brackney. The city considered an application for the Wakefield Housing Commission’s open position. The organization requested that the applicant and previous holder of the position be reappointed. “We should still have applicants apply as a procedural measure,” said John Granato. The council voted to advertise for the open position. The council discussed the option to hire Nick Tarro for summer work with the City. In a 4-0 vote, with Amy Tarro abstaining for conflict of interest, the decision was made to employ Tarro. The council also voted to hire additional temporary employees for the summer months. Wakefield City Clerk Jennifer Jacobson announced that the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department held an Honors Assembly at the Wakefield-Marenisco school. At the ceremony, Seniors Easton Hamel and Darienne Korpi were each awarded with $200 scholarships. The scholarships were made available through funds gained from this year’s WVFD Ice Fishing Contest. The city council approved donating two $50 camping certificates to go towards winners at the upcoming Wakefield-Marenisco Athletic Golf Scramble. The certificates will be for use at the Eddy Park Campground.