The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 16, 2004


Belanger nominated for Selectman seat

At the Special Town Caucus held Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, it took no more than five minutes for Debra Belanger of Palmer Way to be nominated to run for the recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen due to the death of Vivian Chaput.

Deb Belanger (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

The meeting began with Selectman Doug Stevenson nominating Ralph Anderson to moderate the meeting. Carol Ostrowski was elected to serve as clerk. With 30 registered voters attending (a quorum is 25), Selectman Tim Hult raised his hand and said, "It is my honor to nominate Deb Belanger for the one-year term on the Board of Selectman." This was seconded and then unanimously approved. After a pause, as members of the audience looked around for someone else to be nominated, it became clear that Belanger would be the only nominee this evening.

By 7:06 p.m. those in attendance were filing out the door of the Clark Room and on to other activities of the evening.

Nominating papers due today

If there are other town residents who were not nominated at the caucus but wish to run, there is barely time to get your name on the ballot. To do this, you must fill out nomination papers, available in the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall, obtain signatures of 20 Carlisle registered voters, and file the papers with the Town Clerk by 5 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 16.

As for nominee Deb Belanger, she has already served in other capacities in town affairs. She has chaired the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee and more recently has been a member of the Carlisle Finance Committee.

The Town Election will be held May 25 in the Clark Room at the Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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