LACONIA — Arthur Kirk, who has been a coach in city youth league sports for 10 years, was named by the city council Monday night to a position on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission.
He will fill the remainder of the three-year term of Jeff Pattison, which expires in March of 2016. Pattison, a long-time member of the commission, resigned recently after retiring from his state position and moving to San Diego, California.
Kirk received five votes for the position with one vote being cast for Tony Felch, who had also applied for the position. Felch, president of the Leavitt Park Community Club, regularly attends Parks Commission meetings.
Felch, who has lost contests to Ward 6 Councilor Armand Bolduc in the last three city elections, also applied for a position as trustee of trust funds to fill the remainder of the term of Karl Reitz, which expires in March of 2016.
He cited his experience as a property manager for 24 years and his service on the distribution committee of the Children’s Auction as qualifications but no member of the council put his name into nomination. Ward 3 Councilor Henry Lipman cited the need for investment experience for a trustee of trust funds candidate.
Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of times Bolduc has been elected.
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