The Union Board of Selectmen voted at its April 16 meeting that two citizen petitions on the agenda were invalid.

The first, to establish term limits for the Board of Selectmen, was deemed invalid due to state law which suggests that such a change can only be done by a change to the municipal charter and not by simple petition signatures.

The second petition, to change the town clerk from an appointed to elected position, was not in proper form as the signatures could not be verified.

In other business, the board also voted not to include any warrant articles on the June ballot pertaining to lake access on Sennebec Pond. This will be revisited next year, according to Town Manager Jay Feyler.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. downstairs in the town office.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at