DIXFIELD — Former Selectman Norine Clarke and former Planning Board member Norman Mitchell have returned nomination papers for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.
The winner, who will complete a term begun by Katherine Harvey, could likely be a significant factor for whether the town goes ahead with the wind project.
Since Harvey left, the four-person board has been evenly divided on various issues, including the possibility of the development of a wind project.
Clarke has been a supporter of the development of a wind farm atop the Colonel Holman Mountain ridgeline as long as certain regulations are met, and Mitchell has been a vocal opponent.
Clarke, of Blayne Street, is a small business owner and was selectman for several years before her defeat last year.
Mitchell, a resident of Route 17, is a truck driver for Kents Hill Lumber.
In addition to the selectman's race, residents on Nov. 6 will have other local issues to tackle. One is to adopt a wind ordinance and another to set a six-month moratorium on wind power development.
Residents will also decide whether they want to begin the process for a possible withdrawal from RSU 10.