Written by Jacquelyn Estrella: DEXTER - Dexter voters will be voting to fill three seats on the Town Council, Nov. 4, three seats on the SAD 46 Board of Directors and two seats on the Dexter Utility District.
The Dexter Town Council has two seats open for three-year terms currently held by Roger Brawn, chair of the council, and Rick Goodwin. Brawn will try to hold onto his council seat while Goodwin has termed out. Looking to fill the two seats are David A. Clukey, David L. Giles, Peter A. Haskell and Ella L. Munday.
There is one one-year seat available on the council. Juanita Taylor, who held that position for the past two years, resigned in September because she is moving out of the area. Anton Larson is expected to serve out Taylor's remaining one year. He is running unopposed.
The role of the Town Council is to hire and advise the Town Manager, and provide general overall guidance. The biggest issues facing the Council are its fiscal situation, the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and the conflict between the Council and Dexter Utility District, concerning the boat launch on Lake Wassokeag and the Town's water supply.
In the race for school board Directors or SAD #46, there are three three-year terms open. They are currently held by Steven D. Foster, Sherree L. Mitchell and Michael W. Bennett, who are all running for reelection. Joey D. Burton and Dale H. Thompson will attempt to unseat two of them. The School Board will continue to work to meet the State's mandate for consolidation.
The Dexter Utility District has (2) three-year terms open. Greg Brawn & Robert Crawford are running for those 2 positions unopposed.
The Town Clerk encourages Dexter residents to vote in all races. The elections will be held Tuesday, Nov.4, at the Dexter Town Hall, 10 Hall Street. The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Citizens of Dexter may register to vote at the polls on Election Day with proof of residency and identification.
Residents should note that the Town Office will be closed Election Day. All other departments will be open as usual.
In order to run for an office, a Dexter resident must have collected at least 25 and not more than 100 signatures of registered Dexter voters. Papers for local seats were made available at the Town Office Aug. 11 and returned by Sept 19 by all registered candidates, according to Town Clerk, Shelley Watson."This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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