Friday, March 23, 2007
Planning Board faces ballot vacancy
A second candidate, Carol Nathan of Robbins Drive has stepped forward, joining Kenneth Hoffman, in running for the Planning Board, leaving one opening on the board without any volunteers. Hoffman was nominated at the town Caucus on March 12, while Nathan placed her name on the ballot later by submitting a petition with the signatures of at least 26 registered voters. Town Clerk Charlene Hinton explained that anyone interested in running for the third spot can become a write-in candidate. A write-in ballot entry must include the name and enough of the address to clearly identify the person, in case there are two people in town with the same name. The person with the most write-in votes will be offered the position. If he or she declines, or if there is no clear winner, it will be considered a "failure to elect." In that case, the Planning Board and Selectmen would jointly appoint someone to fill the vacancy for one year.
There are also two appointed openings available for anyone interested in serving on the Planning Board, but who would prefer to start as an associate member.
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