LISBON — In addition to the state and national election on Nov. 6, Lisbon will hold its annual municipal election.

Voters will choose municipal officers and consider two warrant articles. The first question asks voters if they wish to eliminate the currently elected Budget Advisory Board and replace it with a Finance Committee to be appointed by the Town Council.

The new committee would “perform the functions of the former Budget Advisory Board and assume additional responsibilities” related to unspecified town finances.

The second question, which is advisory only, would be a major change for the town. After having a separate Water Department with an elected Water Commission since the early 1900s, voters will be asked if they wish to dissolve the Water Department and have the town assume all functions of the department. The Water Department was established by charter in 1909 and is considered “quasi-municipal.”

Two candidates, Gregg W. Garrison of Pike Street, Lisbon Falls, and Eric G. Metivier of Lisbon Street, are vying for a single, three-year at-large seat on the Town Council being vacated by Michael Bowie who is not seeking re-election.

In the only other contest, Dillon J. Pesce and Tyler A. Golletti will vie for a single, three-year opening on the Town Council in District 2, Lisbon Falls, being vacated by Lori Pomelow who is not seeking re-election.

No one is running for three openings: seats in Districts 1 and 2 of the Budget Advisory Board and a seat on the Water Commission, all of which are three-year terms.

Incumbents running unopposed for three-year terms are Dorothy B. Fitzgerald for an at-large seat on the Budget Advisory Board; Herbert L. Reed and Kathi L. Yergin for School Committee; and Mark C. Lunt for a District 1 seat on the Town Council.

Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Mail applications must be received no later than Thursday, Nov. 1. For more information, call Town Clerk Twila Lycette at 353-3000, extension 112.


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