Selectmen accepted the resignation of Alene Reich from three town boards: the Planning Board, the Historical Commission, and the Community Preservation Committee.

As the Planning Board is an elected office, Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand advised selectmen of the need to schedule a joint meeting of selectmen and the Planning Board to appoint a successor to fill the vacant seat on the five-member board until the April election.

Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to Planning Board Chairman Mark Fermanian at mfermanian@ayer.ma.us and Pontbriand at ta@ayer.ma.us.

"Alene's going to be missed on these committees," said Selectman Gary Luca. "She did a lot of good work."

Selectman Chairman Jim Fay noted that Reich "did a lot of good work there" on the Firehouse Reuse Committee, too. The selectmen voted 5-0 to accept Reich's resignation.