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Appleton to vote on ambulance service, select board pay, waste management changes

By Jackson Long | Jun 22, 2020
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Appleton — The town of Appleton is holding a municipal election July 14 to vote on various town items and town positions, many of which do not have candidates.

A vote to amend the Tri-County Solid Waste Management Organization Inter-local Cooperative Agreement is also on the ballot. The amendment aims to remove the requirement that members of the Joint Board must be either municipal officers or municipal officials. The proposed amendment would allow the Selectmen to appoint non-governmental representatives to the Joint Board.

A vote to allow the Selectmen to engage with the town of Union for ambulance services is also on the ballot, as well as a vote to pay all selectmen $3,000 dollars and an extra $2,500 to the chairman for the fiscal years of 2020 and 2021.

Residents will also be voting on whether they wish to allow the Select Board, on behalf of the town, to appoint and set compensation of all other necessary officials.

In the past, the town has advised people who wish to run for the available openings to run as write-in candidates and to get word out into the community about what position they are running for.

The town has strongly recommended that residents use absentee ballots to vote. To request an absentee ballot, voters can call the town office at 785-4722.

Appleton Village School Board

Incumbent Lisa Darling is running for a three-year term.

There is an open two-year term that has no candidates.

Five Town C.S.D. School Board

A two-year term for Five Town C.S.D. School Board is open without any candidates.

Road Commissioner

Incumbent Jacob Boyington is running for a three-year term.

David Gould is also running for a three-year term.

Select Board

Incumbent Lorie Costigan is running for a three-year term.

There is another three-year term open that does not have any candidates.

Planning Board

Two three-year terms for Planning Board member, without candidates, are on the ballot. A one-year regular member position is open without any candidates, along with a one-year associate member position.

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