BRATT Trail passes, Cormier re-elected in Belmont

BELMONT — Ron Cormier will return as selectman, besting former Town Administrator Donald McLelland Sr. by 14 votes in voting on Tuesday. Cormier got 169 votes, McLelland Sr. got 151, and George Condodemetraky earned 99 votes.

Planning Board incumbents Peter Harris and Rick Segalini bested George Condodemetraky and Doug Sanborn for the two seats available on that board,

Seventy-one percent of the 400 people who voted supported moving the money set aside for Phase II of the Belmont Recreation Alternative Transportation Team (BRATT) trail to Phase I enabling the town to finish the segment of the trail that will run from Mosquito Bridge to the Laconia Town Line. The vote needed a 60 percent majority to pass.

Voters also overwhelmingly supported raising and appropriating $142,050 for the BRATT trail.

The voters rejected a zoning article that would have created a Historic Demolition Review Committee by a vote of 124 for and 289 against. The measure was not recommended by the Planning Board.