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Voters have a choice to make April 9
PERU- As of the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, eight citizens returned their signed papers in order to have their chance at improving the small town’s government by being voted onto the new selectboard. Last month, four of the five selectmen were recalled following a citizen petition, leaving Vice-Chairman, Laurieann Milligan.
On April 9, citizens will be able to cast their ballot for two people to take the 26-month seats, one person to take the 14-month seat and one person to take the 2-month seat.
Those citizens taking out papers for the two 26-month seats are Danny Wing, Wayne Moore, Larry Snowman and John Witherall. Wing has served on the board previously, as well as the school board, Witherall was defeated by Dickie Powell in 2012, and neither Moore nor Snowman have served previously.
Taking out papers for the 14-month seat are Lee Merrill and Kevin Taylor, and the two candidates for the two-month seat are Tammy Ferland, former town secretary, and Jim Pulsifer, former selectman and current member of the finance committee.
Town clerk, Vera Parent, stated, “I can’t stress enough how important it is for everyone to get their absentee ballots back by April 5. The new board will have a lot of business to take care of. Right now our bills are backing up and we’ve had to put our budget process on the back burner. Selectmen only have until April 26 to submit our budget.”
You can obtain your absentee ballot at the town office, request them by telephone to be mailed to you, or arrive at the polls for voting at the town office on April 9.