Erving election sweeps in unchallenged incumbents, maybe write-ins
ERVING — All candidates on the ballot handily won their uncontested races in the annual town election on Monday, according to Town Clerk Richard Newton, and two write-in candidates have said they will consider accepting positions on the school committee.
Voter turnout, Newton said, was horrible. Newton said of 1,050 registered voters 62, or 4.6 percent, turned out.
Winning as write-in for the open three-year seat on the School Committee was Nathan May, with two votes, over a handful of other write-ins with one vote each. Written in to the one-year School Committee seat with four votes over one name with two votes and a handful with one was Melanie Burnett, a school committee member who Newton said had chosen not to run for re-election this year. Newton said he had contacted both and both said they would think about accepting.
Newton said there were 10 different write-ins for the open three-year term on the Board of Library Trustees, but with one vote each none won. A one-year term on the Planning Board drew a similar array of write-ins and no winner.
Returning to office are:
∎ Selectman, three years: Eugene M. Klepadlo of 26 Prospect St.
∎ Assessor, three years: James Carpenter of 10 Lillians Way.
∎ Tax collector, three years: Michelle M. Turner of 22 Sawin Lane.
∎ Library trustee, one year: Mackensey L. Bailey of 50 Mountain Road.
∎Moderator, one year: Richard K. Peabody of 79 Old State Road.
∎ School Committee, three years: Renee A. Tela of 97 Old State Road.
∎ Tree warden, one year: Christopher R. Stacy of 65 French King Highway.
∎ Constable, three years: Richard W. Newton of 46 River Road.
∎ Planning Board, three years: Jacquelyn M. Boyden of 151 Northfield Road.
∎ Planning Board, three years: Michael M. Shaffer of 81 Old State Road.
∎ Recreation Commission, three years: Jillian F. Betters of 35 Moore St.
∎ Recreation Commission, three years: Melinda A. LaBelle of 40 Poplar Mountain Road.
∎ Board of Health, three years: Leo J. Parent Jr. of 75 State Road.