Nomination papers available next week in Freeport

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FREEPORT — Nomination papers for the Nov. 3 election will be available July 27 at Town Hall.

Nine seats on various boards will be on the ballot. Nomination papers are due back to Town Clerk Christine Wolfe by Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.

Two seats are up for re-election on the Town Council. The District 4 seat, held by Councilor Andy Wellen, is a three-year term and the nomination papers require 50 signatures.

On Tuesday, Wellen, who’s currently serving his first term, said he’s not sure if he will seek re-election.

“I’m in the middle of making a decision,” he said. “I haven’t decided if I’m running or not.”

A councilor-at-large seat held by Chairwoman Melanie Sachs, is also up for re-election. It is a three-year term and requires 100 signatures because it is an at-large seat. Sachs is serving her first term.

Three seats on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors are up for re-election.

Chairman Nelson Larkins is up for re-election after losing his re-election bid last November, but being place back on the board by the Town Council in December after Peter Murray resigned. Larkins has been on the board for six years.

The seats held by Karin VanNostrand and John Morang are also up for re-election.

Three seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees are up for re-election. They are each three-year terms and require 25 signatures. The seats are currently held by Clinton Goodenow, Leland Arris III, and Fire Chief Darrel Fournier.

Arris’s seat on the Water District Board of Trustees is also up for re-election. It is a three-year term that requires 25 signatures.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.