Conservation Commission member, alternate change their spots

A switcheroo by two Conservation Commission members won the approval of Board of Selectmen.

Conservation Commission member Kitsey Snow and commission alternate Daniel Levine agreed to switch roles — she became an alternate, and he took over as a full-time commission member.

The change was prompted by the Snow’s desire to reduce — but not end — her work for the commission. She wrote to First Selectman Rudy Marconi, asking to become one of the nine-member commission’s two alternates.

“This would allow me to focus on a few projects that are of particular interest to me,” wrote Snow, a 15-year commission veteran. “It would also provide for energy and ideas from a new full member.”

Levine, who’d been active as an alternate, was happy to step up to full time.

Snow and Conservation Commission chairman James Coyle put the proposal before the selectmen’s Sept. 26 meeting

“I support it fully,” Coyle told the selectmen.