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PAWTUCKET â€” The City Council at its meeting of Feb. 8 approved several appointments, including that of renewing the terms of the municipal judge and associate municipal judge.
By a unanimous vote, the council elected former state Senator John M. McBurney to a three-year term as municipal judge and current Sen. Donna M. Nesslebush to a three-year term as associate municipal judge.
Additionally, the board approved the appointments of Pawtucket residents John E. Sawyer, of 44 Clyde St., to the city's Purchasing Board for a term that expires in January, 2015; Ronald L. Wunschel, of 39 Desmarais Ave., to the city's Pension Board for a term that expires in January, 2014; and Dennis E. Stark, of 19 Kenilworth Way, to the Historic District Commission, for a term to expire in February, 2015.
Also, the council gave the go-ahead to recommendations that city residents Eric Auger and Agueba Del Bourgo serve on the Arts Review Panel along with Councilor James Chadwick, who will represent the City Council.
Following a lengthy discussion by the council, a resolution in support of legislation to increase the membership of the Pawtucket Housing Authority from five to seven commissioners was tabled and will be taken up again at the next meeting of Feb. 22.