Hermon voters choose two council members

Posted Nov. 04, 2009, at 1:18 a.m.

HERMON, Maine — Voters supported paving Billings Road with reserve funds, allowed for absentee voting on local bond issues, and elected two Town Council members, according to unofficial election results.

By 1,735 to 534, residents endorsed taking $175,000 from the Highway Capital Reserve account to apply a surface coat of pavement to Billings Road.

Residents also decided to change the town charter to allow absentee balloting on local bond issues, with 1,850 in favor of the measure and 425 against it.

Douglas Sinclair Sr. earned a Town Council seat, which expires on June 30, 2012, with 969 votes, beating out Larry Dearborn, with 663 votes, and William Scott, with 353 votes.

Anne Freeman, a former councilor, earned another term on the board with 1,055 votes, beating out Karen Horn, with 412 votes, and Daniel Modrusan, with 357 votes. Freeman’s council seat term expires on June 30, 2011.

“Both of them were vacant seats,” Town Clerk Carol Davis said late Tuesday after tallying the local votes. One person who ran and earned a three-year term on the council in June declined to accept the seat, and another councilor recently resigned, she said.

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