With Town Meeting coming up in March, it’s time to think about who is going to fill all the positions in town government and in the school district to keep the wheels turning smoothly. The following is a run-down of what offices will be on the ballot in March and what the incumbents may be planning.
Selectman for three years: David Blinn is the incumbent and plans to run.
Budget Committee for three years (two positions): Bill Bardsley and Chris Norris are the incumbents. Bill does not plan to run; Chris does plan to run.
Library Trustee for three years: Deb Brower is the incumbent. Deb does not plan to run.
Trustee of the Trust Funds for three years: Joanne Edgar is the incumbent and plans to run.
Cemetery Trustee for three years: Pat Cutter is the incumbent and plans to run.
The Town paid positions up for election this year are:
- Selectman: $1,500 per year
School District Officers
School Board for three years: Misty Sava is the incumbent and does not plan to run.
Moderator for one year: Betsy Paine is the incumbent and is considering running.
Clerk for one year: Christie Coll is the incumbent and plans to run.
Treasurer for one year: Shirley Currier is the incumbent and plans to run.
The School District paid positions up for election this year are:
- School Board: $100 per year
- Moderator: $60 per annual meeting
- Clerk: $13.83 per hour
- Treasurer: $1,000 per year
How To File
Filing to run for office is very easy. There is no filing fee for any position.
The filing period for these positions begins on Wednesday, January 25, and ends on Friday, February 3. The filing form can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall during her normal business hours.