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About Water Commission

The Board of Selectmen shall designate as alternate to the director of health either the town sanitarian or an elector of the town chosen for his or her knowledge, training and experience in the field of public health or in the creation of water supply systems. The board of selectmen shall choose the second ex-officio member from among the membership of the board of selectmen, and shall choose that ex-officio member's alternate from the board of selectmen as well. 

Public Members 

The board of selectmen shall appoint the remaining three members and an alternate from among the electors of the town. At least one but no more than two of the three regular members and their alternates shall reside in a house or be employed in a business which receives water from the town's water supply system. A quorum of the water commission shall require the attendance of at least four commission members or their designated alternates.

Two exofficio members and their alternates have voting rights. One ex-officio member shall be the town's director of health. 

Ordinance, adopted at Special Town Meeting on December 4, 2002. Town of Durham Code of Ordinances, Section 16-61 through 16-55. 

Duties:

  • Provide for the creation of a water commission to operate and maintain the private waterworks systems in Durham
  • Exercise the powers and responsibilities stated in the ordinance. 

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Members

Five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen to three year terms. See "about" for further details
Raymond Bahr
Democrat
Republican
Ind
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GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Chairman
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Dec 2024
Brendan Rea
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Working Families
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Chris Hansen
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GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Ex-Officio Health Director, Vice Chair
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Jan 2023
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Republican
Ind
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GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
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Jan 2022
Gary Sheldon
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Libertarian
Working Families
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Dec 2023
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Dec 2026
Simone Howe
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Ind
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GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
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Dec 2023
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Dec 2026

Alternate Members

Three alternates appointed by the Board of Selectmen to three year terms. See "about" for further details
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Working Families
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