PERU — Town Clerk Vera Parent said Tuesday that three people have taken out nomination papers for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen, and two people have taken out papers for a three-year position of board secretary.
The deadline for filing nomination papers for these two positions is Friday, April 26. The election will be held Tuesday, June 11.
Meanwhile, another election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, to fill four vacant selectmen's seats. A total of eight candidates have filed papers for the four positions. They are:
* Wayne Moore, Larry Snowman, Danny Wing and John Witherell for the two, 26-month terms.
* Lee Merrill and Kevin Taylor for a 14-month term.
* Tammy Ferland and James Pulsifer for a two-month term.
Polls for the April 9 election will be open from noon to 6 p.m. at the Town Office.
The two elections were scheduled after voters recalled Selectmen Edward Ferland, Dickie Powell, Tim Holland and Kathy Hussey from office on March 4. Selectman Laurieann Milligan was the only selectman who was not recalled.
The effort to remove the board members began after Hussey refused to leave her board seat or board secretarial position after voters passed an ordinance in November 2012 that said town employees could not simultaneously hold positions on the Board of Selectmen or Finance Committee.
The Maine Municipal Association advised selectmen last year that Hussey could finish her current term.