Merrimack names councilor to fill vacant position
Yakuboff, former chairman of the Merrimack Town Council, died last month after a lengthy illness. On Thursday, the board chose Woods to fill Yakuboff’s term until the April 2015 town office election.
“You have all provided services to Merrimack in different capacities,” said Councilor Nancy Harrington, the new chairman of the board. “ … You are all well-respected.”
Woods ran unsuccessfully for the Merrimack Town Council in 2010 and 2012. Woods said earlier that if elected, he would work to create economic development to broaden the tax base, study the benefit of regionalization of services and continue efforts to flatten operational costs while seeking the best possible use of available resources for Merrimack residents.
“I’d be very comfortable having him sit on the council with us,” said Koenig.
Councilor Dan Dwyer voiced support for Peterson, who sought a seat in the last election and got about 1,000 votes.
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