7/16/19: ELECTION UPDATE: FOURTH CANDIDATE JOINS TOWN COUNCIL RACE; PLANNING BOARD RE-ELECTS MOREY AS CHAIR, NAMES WARD VICE-CHAIR

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Dear Readers:

I will be posting a blog tomorrow morning that combines an editorial about the Town Council meeting last week and news from last night’s Planning Board meeting. It needs just a little more editing. In the meantime, I thought you might like to receive an update on elections.

Former Town Councilman Leo Holland yesterday tossed his hat into the ring for one of the three Town Council offices up for election in November, after serving just one year as a Planning Board alternate and resigning June 30.

On 7/7/19 we wrote about Mr. Holland’s resignation: “The Beacon wonders if Mr. Holland, who won election to the Town Council when he ran unopposed in 2013, might be contemplating another run for Council.” We now have our answer.

Mr. Holland is the fourth declared candidate for Town Council. The others are current Councilmen Gary McDonald and Fred Newberry and Planning Board Chairperson Elizabeth Morey. The candidacy filing period runs until noon Friday. The Beacon will report upon filings as they occur.

Last night the Planning Board reelected Ms. Morey as its FY 2019-20 chairperson and named member Andy Ward vice-chairperson. Ms. Morey served as interim chairperson in FY 2018-19 until her formal election in January. Former member Joe McGraw previously served as vice-chairperson.

New regular Planning Board member Donald Sowder took his seat last night for the first time, and new Board alternate Tony DiBernardo attended.

Please return tomorrow for a further report.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 7/16/19

 

 

 

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