New Chairman Clark Wants Town to Honor Longtime Businesses

Selectman Bill Clark was named chairman on Thursday.

Selectmen Chairman Bill Clark. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Selectmen Chairman Bill Clark. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

After the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported making Bill Clark the new chairman on Thursday, Clark said he wants Danvers to recognize Danvers businesses that have been in town for more than 100 years.

Clark, who is a local businessman, said he would like to recognize the “Centennial Businesses.” The new chairman said he would like to bring them before the board individually to thank them for their service.

Clark said he knows of at least five Danvers businesses that have been around more than a century.

Looking ahead, Clark said Danvers has a challenging year ahead, especially financially.

“I hope that I lead you well this year,” he told the board.

Clark brought a Clark family heirloom with him to the meeting. He brought a gavel that belonged to his great-grandfather when he served in government in Medford when it was still a town more than 100 years ago.

Keith Lucy May 09, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Let me guess.... one of the businesses is Clark Farm....
Pat May 09, 2014 at 01:37 PM
I agree, 100 years should be recognized! As far as a tough financial year ahead, I hope they look at waste in our Town Government spending and tighten some belts as many of our residents have had to do. For example, raising the sewer rates so they can pay overtime to flush hydrants at night? Totally unnecessary!
mike May 12, 2014 at 04:47 PM
hydrant flushing, while an essential task for water quality, must be executed in a timely fashion to ensure an efficient and complete cleanse of the system. it is especially important this year as the new water plant comes online. furthermore many hydrants are located on busy travel ways and would impeded traffic flow if done during the day.


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