Selectmen were poised to appoint someone to the Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation at its meeting Tuesday night but no applications were brought forward.
A spokesperson in the Selectmen’s office said the town will again advertise for the vacancies. “We have not received any applications for the open positions."
According to the town's Website there are seven seats on the EDIC, of which three are filled. There are no minutes of meetings posted for 2010 or 2011.
The town’s EDIC was established in 1995 to spark economic development and increase employment opportunities.
EDICs are quasi-public entities created by a municipality in accordance with state statute. But the state does not directly fund EDIC projects.
The main purpose of an EDIC is to push economic development and eliminate substandard, decadent or blighted open areas. EDIC projects must involve industrial and manufacturing uses and are designed create jobs.
Framingham’s Division of Community and Economic Development oversees the town’s EDIC. Senior Planner Erika Oliver Jerram is the town’s EDIC contact.
In other activities from the Board of Selectmen’s meeting:
- Program RISE and JRI Health were granted a waiver of rental fees for use of Nevins Hall on Dec. 1 for observance of MetroWest World AIDS Day. Selectman Charlie Sisitsky pointed out the organization is still obligated to pay for custodians, a police detail if needed and insurance.
- Phyllis May, incoming president of the Emblem Club told the board the organization will celebrate more than 60 years of service in Framingham Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Framingham Elks Club. May is beginning her third term as president of the organization.
- An application for change of owner for Framingham Auto Center on Waverly Street was tabled to the next meeting. The application was not clear on the breakdown of used cars and rental cars that would be available. Selectmen were not convinced the new owner understood all applicable state motor vehicle regulations.
- The Selectmen approved an extension of hours to Zeta Pizzeria & Kitchen on Concord Street in Saxonville to 7 a.m. for breakfast.
- Outgoing Town Manager Julian Suso reported the Fountain Street Bridge project is expected to be completed sometime in mid-November.
- Approval was given to NStar to extend a gas main along Newbury Street.