Malden Beats: Cub Scouts Give Back, Mayor’s First Online Forum of 2013, Panning Board Vacancy

Malden, Mass. — Malden Cub Scout Pack 603 skipped their annual holiday party this year and instead made it about giving and helping others in the community. They joined forces with the Bread of Life and assisted on two separate occasions with packaging gifts that the Bread of Life hands out on Christmas Day.
Pictured with cub scouts: Ricardo Sedan, Matt Burne, Bread of Life Coordinator Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, Mayor Gary Christenson, Aram Topian, Dennis Caristinos

“It is wonderful to see the Cub Scouts donating their time to help others in need,” said Mayor Christenson, “We’ve got some great kids in Malden!”

First Online Forum of 2013 on Jan. 7

Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his first monthly Online Forum of the New Year on Monday, January 7 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM. “The focus of this forum will be (1) the Field of Dreams Ballpark; and (2) the proposed relocation of City Hall, including received responses to Requests For Proposal,” said Mayor Christenson. “I look forward to answering any questions people may have.”

The Mayor’s Online Forums are an effort to provide another means by which to interact with residents. The forum will be moderated and hosted by the Malden Patch.

Residents only need to visit to take part in the forum.

Panning Board Vacancy Is Announced

Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill the vacancy of Associate Member of the Planning Board.

The nine-member Planning Board is the primary special permit granting authority under the City’s zoning ordinance (land use regulations). The Board administers the subdivision control law; acts as Site Plan Review Committee; makes recommendations to the City Council on zoning amendments; and conducts master planning activities.

Planning Board Members are appointed by the Mayor with City Council Confirmation and serve a term of five years. The present vacancy, resulting from a resignation, is to fill an unexpired term which will end on May 1, 2013. At the discretion of the Mayor the candidate will be reappointed to a full five-year term.

The Planning Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m., Malden Government Center, 200 Pleasant Street, third floor in the Council Chamber, and as necessary.

Please complete the attached Boards and Commissions Application in full, attach your resume and other information which may aid Mayor Christenson and/or the City Council in making their selection, and return by email to: [email protected] or by mail to Kathleen Manning Hall, Mayor’s Office, Malden City Hall, 200 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148.
The deadline for accepting Applications is Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 PM.