Candidate petitions for individuals interested in seeking election to the South Burlington City Council and the South Burlington Board of School Directors are due Monday, Jan. 28 by 5 p.m. 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. 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. There is a two-year seat currently held by Councilor Dave Kaufman, who was appointed to fill the remainder of the term after Councilor Pat Nowak passed away in March 2018. Kaufman will have to submit a petition if he plans to run for re-election to the seat.
There is also a three-year seat up for election currently held by Tim Barritt, who is running for re-election.
The city council is made up of five residents, elected at-large by the voters of the city, to serve two or three-year terms expiring in an annual rotation. The council meets at City Hall on the first and third Monday of each month.
On the South Burlington School Board, there are two seats up for election, a two-year seat currently held by Steve Wisloski, and a three-year term currently held by Martin LaLonde.
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.