Turnout light in vote for Richmond incumbents, newcomers
RICHMOND — There were no surprises at Saturday's annual town election, nor could there have been.
Fifty-three of the town's 1,148 registered voters, a turnout of just under 5 percent, trooped to Town Hall to reelect current office holders and vote in several newcomers on a ballot with no contested races.
Current Select Board Chairman Neal Pilson will serve another three-year term on the three-member board, with a new chairman expected to be named at the next meeting, as part of the annual rotation.
The town moderator, attorney William Martin of Martin & Oliveira in Pittsfield, is on deck for an additional one-year term, presiding over annual and special town meetings.
On the Finance Committee, current members John Mason and Patricia Callahan are aboard for additional three-year slots, while Robert Youdelman, a newcomer to the committee, was elected as the sole candidate for an open two-year position.
For the Planning Board, incumbent Richard Bell gets another five-year term, while new members Douglas Bruce and Peter Lopez were elected for four- and two-year slots, respectively.
Susan Benner is now on the School Committee, filling a one-year open position. Incumbents Louise Maron and Frederick Schubert remain on the Board of Health for three-year terms. Library Trustee Nanci McConnell was elected to another three-year post.