Originally published in The Weekly Packet, February 6, 2014
Blue Hill papers available, few returned so far
by Faith DeAmbrose
Nomination papers are available for open municipal and school seats in Blue Hill, with a filing deadline set for Friday, February 14.
As of press time, incumbent John Bannister is the only person to take out papers for a three-year term on the board of selectmen. Bannister currently serves as chairman of that board.
Incumbent Road Commissioner Billy Cousins has taken out papers for another run at a three-year seat in that post.
Incumbent Patricia Anne Rice has taken out papers for a three-year seat on the school board. With two open seats available, Sean Walsh has also taken out papers, but incumbent Susan Keenan has not.
There are two open three-year seats on the planning board, and as of press time, no one, including incumbent Ken Charles, has taken out papers for the seats. The other three-year seat has been vacant for a few months after the resignation of Elizabeth Stookey.
Papers can be obtained during business hours at the Blue Hill Town Hall. A minimum of 25 and maximum of 100 signatures are needed.
Town meeting will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5.