RANGELEY – Voters head to the polls Tuesday to elect officials, approve the school budget and decide whether to allow festivals with vendors in Lakeside Park to benefit nonprofit groups, Town Clerk Ethna Thompson said.

The election will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 16 at the town office. The annual town meeting is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Rangeley Lakes Regional School.

The first of three ballots elects trustees for the Rangeley Water District. There are two openings for three-year terms but no candidates to complete the five member board, she said. Write-in votes for the two positions are needed, she said.

A second ballot will ask residents to approve or not a total school budget of $3,005,213.67, she said.

On the municipal ballot, the Board of Selectmen have one position open for three years. Selectman Richard Morton chose not to rerun but one candidate, James Carignan, is seeking the position.

The Sewer Commission has three openings but no candidates. There is one position for two years and two positions for three years. The town is looking for write-in votes for these positions also, she added.

Two seats of three years each are open on the Park Commission. Maxine Sargent and Everett Quimby are running for the seats, and James Jannaci and Elizabeth Eastlack are conducting write-in campaigns. Heidi Sorensen and Pamela White not seeking re-election

Barbara Burgess is seeking re-election to the school board for three years.

The town will also decide on allowing Lakeside Park to be used for one or two day festivals with vendors to benefit groups such as the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, the Rotary and Booster Clubs and other groups, she said. While the park is used for activities by town groups, some question allowing for-profit vendors there, she said.


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