A last-minute candidate stepped up for an open planning board seat, creating the only race for office in the upcoming town election.
Newcomer John Casali, of Latimer Lane, pulled papers last Friday, March 13, and returned them this week, said Town Clerk Taylor D. White. The two other candidates for two three-year planning board seats are incumbent Robert E. King and newcomer Mark Callahan.
The other openings for town office all have only one candidate per slot, Mr. White said on Thursday, March 19, the last day for candidates to register.
“I’m glad people stepped forward to run,” Mr. White said. “Right now the date for the election is still set for May 7. If circumstances change because of the coronavirus health emergency, we will give everyone plenty of notice.”
Two candidates who had not yet returned their papers with the required 50 registered voters’ signatures showed up at Mr. White’s office March 19. They were Mark A. Wiklund, who is seeking re-election to the library board of trustees, and Mr. Callahan, who now in a race for a three-year seat on the planning board.
All those who returned their papers to the clerk’s office by 5 PM will appear on the ballot, Mr. White said.