Alford voters to weigh override for fire truck spending, unopposed races


ALFORD — Voters will consider a Proposition 2 1/2 override to approve spending on a new fire truck, as well as a slate of candidates running unopposed, at Tuesday's annual town elections.

Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Alford Center Road.

A ballot question asks voters to consider the override to finance a bond for the purchase and equipment of a new town fire truck.

Voters approved a $496,521 appropriation toward the purchase of that vehicle on the annual town meeting on May 10. The new vehicle is scheduled to replace the town's main fire truck, which is over 20 years old.

All of the candidates for town offices are running unopposed.

Larry Gadd and Joan Rogers are the candidates for two three-year terms on the Finance Committee.

Timothy Drumm is running for a three-year term as selectman; Frank Lauria for a three-year term as assessor; Susan Struzziero for a three-year term as library trustee; Michael Wilcox for a one-year term as moderator; and Judy Durlack for a one-year term on the cemetery commission.

Roxanne Germain is a candidate for both a three year term as tax collector, and a three-year term as treasurer.

There are no declared candidates for two three-year terms on the Planning Board.

Five candidates also are running for five spots on the Municipal Lighting Board, which is associated with the town's broadband initiative.

Thomas Doyle is running for a one-year term, and Robert Lichter and Bruce Forester are each running for two-year terms. Joseph Nicolosi and James Hall are the candidates for two three-year terms.

Contact Tony Dobrowolski at 413-496-6224.


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