New Marlborough: Voters to decide 3-year term for Select Board


NEW MARLBOROUGH -- Voters at Monday’s annual town meeting will be asked to decide a race for a three-year term on the Select Board, as well as approve two key ballot questions. Polls will be open from noon to 7 at Town Hall.

Incumbent Nathaniel Yohalem will be facing off against challenger Peter B. Marks in the selectmen’s race.

The ballot questions will ask voters to exempt $550,000 from the limitations of Proposition 21Ž2 to purchase a bond to buy a new fire truck. A second question asks voters to exempt $220,000 from 21Ž2 to buy a new Highway Dept. truck.

Both transactions were appr-
oved at Monday’s annual town meeting, but also require a debt exclusion vote.

The first question is moot, according to Town Clerk Kath-
erine Chretien, as voters opted last Monday to take the money to repair the Clayton-Mill River bridge out of free cash.

A total of 10 incumbents will be running unopposed in the race. These include Chretien for Town Clerk; Frederick Friedman for Assessor; Lawrence H. Davis III for Board of Health; James Palmer for Cemetery Commissioner and Holly Morse for Planning Board. All are three-year terms.

Scott Farrell will be seeking another one-year term as Moder-
ator, while James Mullen will be running for re-election to a five-year spot on the Planning Board; Charles Parton for a four-year Planning Boar position and Marks for a one-year slot as Tree warden.

Incumbent Burton Imberman and newcomer John Pshenishny will be seeking two three-year positions on the Finance Comm-
ittee. Non-incumbents who will be unopposed are Maureen Hosford for a three-year term as Library Trustee and Mark Carson for a one-year term on the Finance Committee.


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