As the Camden Select Board met April 26 to work on a budget to present to voters in June, only three candidates had returned nomination papers for five positions that will appear on the annual town meeting ballot. Candidates have until Monday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m. to return their completed nomination papers.

The terms of Select Board Chairwoman Karen Grove and Vice Chairwoman Deborah Dodge will expire in June. Grove and Donald A. White Jr. have both returned signed nomination papers. James Heard has taken papers out, but they had not been returned as of the close of business April 26.

Dodge said April 27 that she was stepping back from the board to focus on family issues in North Carolina. She said she has enjoyed her service and hoped to remain active in town business.

“I’ve enjoyed the committees that I’ve been liaison for, and look forward to the time when I can return,” she said. “Right now, the priority is Mom.”

Select Board members serve three-year terms and are also members of the Board of Assessors.

Camden citizens will also choose two representatives for three-year positions on the Board of Directors for the Five Town Community School District and School Administrative District 28. The terms of John Lewis and Matthew A. Dailey will expire in June.

Dailey, Willard J. Hibbard and Dale E. Landrith Sr. have taken out papers. To date, only Dailey has returned them.

David Miramant has taken out and returned papers for re-election to the three-year position he currently holds.

Elections will take place Tuesday, June 14 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Camden Public Safety Building.

Annual town meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 in the Camden Opera House Auditorium.

For more information, call the Camden Town Office at 236-3353.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at