Erving selectmen begin search for new member

ERVING — The remaining members of the Board of Selectmen on Monday accepted former chairman Eugene Klepadlo’s resignation, effective two weeks ago, and started the ball rolling for his replacement.

Town Administrative Coordinator Thomas Sharp said the board heard the town clerk’s advice Monday and scheduled a special election for Oct. 7.

Erving residents interested in running for a position on the three-member executive committee must collect nomination papers from the town clerk’s office, open Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., or from Municipal Clerk Betsy Sicard in the selectmen’s office, open 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Papers are due back to the Town Hall, 12 East Main St., by Aug. 19 with 21 signatures from registered voters. The Town Hall can be reached at 413-422-2800.

Monday was the board’s first meeting since Klepadlo’s resignation on July 23. Remaining on the board are Margaret Sullivan and William Bembury, now chairman.

“I feel that it would be counterproductive to the town to remain a member of the board,” Klepadlo wrote in his resignation letter, declining further explanation.

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