Two Rockland residents seek single RSU 13 seat
Rockland — On the first day nomination papers have been available for six jobs on various city boards, two people have expressed interest in a seat on the Regional School Unit 13 board.
On Aug. 6, RSU 13 board member Carol Bachofner and Kyle Reniche both took out nomination papers to possibly be placed on the November ballot. The seat, which Bachofner currently fills, is for a three-year term. Reniche served as a social worker at South School until his position was eliminated as part of budget talks.
Two seats on the City Council, held by Elizabeth Dickerson and Eric Hebert, are also available. They also are for three years. Dickerson, who is also a state representative, has previously said she does not plan to run for reelection.
Richard Spear has taken out nomination papers to be considered for reelection to the Rockland Port District Board. The term is for five years.
The city is also hoping to fill two vacant positions: a one-year term for election warden and a one-year term for ward clerk. Chelsea Avirett has taken out papers for ward clerk.
Nomination papers are available at City Hall and are due Monday, Sept. 22. Those seeking interest in either the City Council or school board must collect between 100 and 150 signatures. The remaining seats require 15 to 25 signatures.
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