Hampden councilor resigns; February special town vote planned

Posted Dec. 18, 2012, at 11:49 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 18, 2012, at 5:23 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Town Councilor Jeremy Williams resigned from the council Monday night, citing a recent job change, and nomination papers are already available for those interested in filling his seat.

A special election is planned for Feb. 26 for the District 4 council vacancy. Williams, who was elected to the council in 2011, made his resignation effective at the end of the month. His three-year term expires on Dec. 31, 2014.

“His resignation letter indicates that his job has changed and he is not as available for meetings, etc.,” Town Manager Susan Lessard said in an email.

Nomination papers are available now and must be returned to the town by 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, for names to be placed on the ballot. Candidates must reside in District 4 and are required to obtain at least 10 but not more than 25 signatures of registered Hampden voters who also reside within District 4’s boundaries, which are posted on the town’s website. The boundaries essentially start at the railroad tracks that cross Western Avenue and extend out toward Newburgh, according to Town Clerk Denise Hodsdon.

Those with questions can contact the Town Office at 862-3034.