Recall Election to be Held August 2
Selectmen OK'd the Aug. 2 recall election.
Selectmen last night OK'd an Aug. 2 recall election for Selectmen Matt Hanson, Jon Kurland, George Dixon and Pat Wojtas in accordance to state law.
The election comes as lead recall petitioner Roland Van Liew has collected enough to force an election for the selectmen. Van Liew asserts the selectmen acted unlawfully and participated in back-room deals regarding an office building at 9 North Road.
Town Clerk Betty Delaney said the summer is always a difficult time to hold an election due to many people taking vacations. Delaney said she unofficially asked the staff and poll workers when the most convenient time would be, and they said Aug. 2 would probably be best.
"We’re talking summer months, and there's no good time this summer to have an election," she said. "(This date) was best for them so that’s where I've come to a conclusion."
All the selectmen up for recall said they do not intent to resign.
The ballot will be four separate questions, asking if each selectman, by name, should be recalled. The order will be Matt Hanson, George Dixon, Pat Wojtas and Jon Kurland.