LISBON — Voters will go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide between two Town Council candidates and whether to pass a charter change and a bond for bridge and road repair.

The charter amendment would allow School Committee elections to be held during the school budget referendum on the second Tuesday in June. During a Town Council meeting Aug. 15, councilors approved the changes, allowing them to be placed on the town’s general election ballot.

The second referendum would allow the town to borrow $650,000 through a bond to build a bridge and fix Burrough Road. The bridge was damaged during a May 2 storm. The temporary bridge will need to be replaced.

Town officials have reached out to U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, to help obtain federal funding for the project but if Golden does not secure the federal funds then the town will use the bond to construct the bridge and fix the road.

The 10-year bond would pay for the design, permits, repairs, replacements and improvements to the bridge and road. The estimated interest rate would be 5.3%, with the total estimated interest being $187,643. The town has $20.84 in outstanding bonds currently.

Scott Gaiason is running against Town Council incumbent Fern Larochelle for a three-year term. Leonard Lednum is running unopposed for reelection to the School Committee for three years.

There is another School Committee seat on the ballot but there is no one listed on the ballot for the position. Incumbent Allen Ward is running unopposed for another three-year Water Commission term.

Voting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lisbon High School gymnasium, 2 Sugg Drive.

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