February 11 2016

Planning Board Seat Contested in Upcoming Town Election

By: Rich Hosford

There is now a race for the one Planning Board seat on the ballot this year. 


According to a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield, Kelly Pappas has filed paperwork to go for the seat. She will face incumbent Joe Impemba who has also filed to be re-elected. 


Pappas is an attorney and a licensed insurance advisor. As reported on BNEWS she was recently named as vice chair of the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee. 


The School Committee and the Board of Selectmen also have contested races. School Committee incumbents Christine Monaco and Thomas Murphy have both put in the paperwork to run for re-election. In addition three others: Karen Lavi, David Leavitt and Maithreyi Shankar have turned in papers. Virginia Mooney is challenging incumbents Bob Hogan and Chris Hartling in the race for two Board of Selectmen seats. 


In other races Town Moderator Sally Willard is so far the only person up for that seat and Town Clerk Amy Warfield is the only person who has submitted paperwork for that position. 


Another race that is already contested is for the two three-year seats for Constable. Incumbents William Pepicelli and Anthony Saia have turned in paperwork as has Dennis Otis. 


So far races for Assessor, Treasurer/Collector Board of Health and Town Meeting seats are uncontested. 


If you’d like to get involved papers can be taken out at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall. Nomination papers must be taken out by February 18th at 5 p.m. To be placed on the ballot you will need to get signatures from Burlington registered voters by the deadline which is February 22.  The Town election is April 9 at the Burlington High School Gym. 


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