PARIS — Voters will decide whether to recall four selectmen at two separate elections next week.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 5 at the South Paris Fire Station on Western Avenue. Monday’s election will determine if Chairman David Ivey and Lloyd “Skip” Herrick are removed. Friday’s election poses the same question in regards to Raymond Glover and Troy Ripley.

Ripley submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Selectmen
at their last meeting. However, his name will remain in Friday’s
election because regular and absentee ballots had already been printed at the time of the announcement.

Paris passed a recall ordinance in November allowing residents to petition for the removal of elected officials. Soon after, the town received petitions for Ivey and Ripley, which were followed by petitions for Glover and Herrick.

The petitions for Ivey and Ripley said that signers had “lost confidence” in the two selectmen. The petitions for Glover and Herrick said signers had “lost faith in (the selectmen’s) ability to make important decisions and faithfully act in the best interest of the whole town of Paris.”

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