Open Seats for City Council and School Board: Deadline for Residents Seeking Election is January 30

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Thursday January 12, 2017

Candidate petitions for individuals interested in seeking election to South Burlington City Council or South Burlington Board of School Directors are due Monday, January 30. Consent forms and petitions, which must have the signatures of at least 30 registered South Burlington voters, must be filed in the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m on the 30th. Forms are available at the city clerk’s office in City Hall on Dorset Street.

There will be two seats open for city council this spring. One seat, which carries a two-year term, is currently held by Pat Nowak who is serving her second term. A three-year seat, held by Thomas Chittenden since 2014 when he was elected to serve out the two years remaining on a three year seat, is also open. The incumbents will both run for re-election to the council in March. The city council is made up of five residents, elected at-large by the voters of the city, to serve 2 or 3 year terms expiring in an annual rotation. The council meets at City Hall on the first and third Monday of each month. See www.sburl.com for more information.

Two seats are open on the school board. A three-year term, currently held by Julie Beatty who is completing her sixth year on the board, is open. Beatty will not seek re-election for another term. A two-year seat, held by Patrick Leduc will also be vacated. Leduc has announced that he will not seek re-election this spring. The school board consists of five directors, two of whom are selected by voters each year during the March election, for a two or three year term. School board meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month. More information is available at http://district.sf.sbschools.net/.