Write-in provides contest for Sanbornton selectman


SANBORNTON — A write-in campaign by a former selectman provides a choice for voters on Tuesday, who had been facing a single candidate for the position.

Glenn A. Frederick was the only candidate to file for the three-year seat, but Tom Salatiello later decided to seek the position as a write-in candidate.

Assistant Town Clerk Courtney Plamondon said there have been rumors of other write-ins, but no one else has notified the town of an interest in serving as a write-in.

There are two other races on the ballot: Paula Grassie and Donna Schimming are seeking a three-year term as library trustee, and Karey Caldwell and Deborah Gibson are running for a one-year term as cemetery trustee.

While there are two open three-year seats on the Budget Committee, there is only one candidate, Craig Davis.

Grita Olmstead is unopposed for a two-year term on as library trustee.

Lynn R. Chong is unopposed for a three-year term as trustee of trust funds.

Sheryl Anderson is the sole candidate for a six-year term as supervisor of the checklist.

Winnisquam School District

Julie Longergan is running for a three-year term as Sanbornton’s representative to the Winnisquam Regional School Board and Tara LaChapelle is running as Tilton’s representative. Andy A. Buteau and Julie Petty are vying for the Northfield seat on the School Board.

For School District Budget Committee, Nina C. Gardner is running for Sanbornton’s three-year seat, while Timothy F. Pearson is running for Tilton’s three-year seat, Lance Turgeon is running for Northfield’s three-year seat, and Polly M. Fife is running for Northfield’s two-year seat on the committee.

Kent Finemore is unopposed in his bid for the one-year moderator position.

Sanbornton warrant

The Sanbornton Planning Board is proposing a new section in the town’s zoning ordinance to allow solar energy systems.

Other articles seek a $1.9 million bond for the reconstruction of portions of Lower Bay Road, with a first-year payment of $51,480.

The Budget Committee’s recommendation for the operating budget is $3,954,134.

Voters will be asked to appropriate $626,995 in capital expenditures, as well as $34,000 to purchase a new police cruiser.

Selectmen also hope to enter into a five-year lease-purchase agreement for a new highway truck, with a $35,000 first-year payment; and $70,150 for a second highway truck, with a $14,030 first-year payment.

Selectmen are recommending that voters rescind the off-highway recreational vehicle ordinance that prohibits operation of OHRVs between midnight and 6 a.m. as well as operation on others’ properties without prior permission.

There are other articles dealing with capital reserve funds.