With the April 2nd deadline for nomination papers only weeks away, candidates are needed for many elected positions according to Town Clerk, Ellen Gaboury.
There are openings for Town Meeting, Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Library Trustees for which no candidates have taken out papers. There are several positions for which candidates have taken papers, but those papers have not yet been returned to the Clerk for certification. There are also positions running unopposed.
Town Meeting Precinct 1 has 6 incumbents for 8 seats, Precinct 2 has 4 incumbents for 8 seats, Precinct 3 has 1 incumbent for 8 seats, Precinct 4 has 2 incumbents for 8 seats and two 1-year unexpired terms, and Precinct 5 has 3 incumbents for 8 seats. Town Meeting members serve three year terms, except candidates elected to fulfill unexpired terms.
There are two vacancies on the Library Trustees. Matthew Toth, incumbent, has taken out nomination papers, but has not returned them for certification. Library Trustees serve three year terms.
Charles Baker, incumbent, has taken out papers for Moderator, but has also not returned them for certification. The moderator is a one year term.
Donald Erickson, incumbent, has taken out nomination papers for Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School Committee (Bay Path), but has not returned. This is a three year term.
There is only one certified candidate for the Board of Selectmen while there are 2 vacancies. Robert Grossman, incumbent, is currently the only certified candidate. Michael Robidoux, Dennis Natoli and Carl Westerman have all taken out nomination papers, but none have returned as of yet. Selectmen are elected to three year terms.
There are no candidates for two seats on the School Committee. School Committee members are elected to three year terms.
Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for any of these positions should visit the Town Clerk’s office for information or to pick up the nomination packet. You can find additional information at www.auburnguide.com.