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Voters go to polls
PERU- Voters were anticipated to be out in droves Tuesday as they were being asked to replace the four selectmen they recalled back in March. On Monday, Town Clerk, Vera Parent, stated, “It’s definitely going to be interesting. The feelings have been mixed across the board.”
As of Monday afternoon, only about half of the 100 absentee ballots that had been sent out had been returned. Parent noted that she anticipated that more ballots would have been requested. Those ballots were kept under lock and key until Tuesday, when they were intermingled and processed with those being cast in person.
As of the deadline for this paper, the vote had not been complete.
On Thursday, the newly-elected board will have an organizational meeting in the town office at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, but keep in mind that there will not be any regular town business conducted, other than getting the new members of the board ready for Monday night’s regular selectmen’s meeting.
“We’ll be making sure the new selectmen have copies of the budget paperwork and get a little housekeeping done in preparation for Monday,” stated Parent. “We’re under a little pressure with the budget deadline being so close.”