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Cutting To Chase – And Through Expenses – Danville Appoints Two Council Applicants

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From the Town of Danville:

In a special meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, the Danville Town Council adopted a resolution canceling the November 8, 2022, Municipal Election and appointing the only two candidates nominated to the two council seats that would have appeared on the ballot. At the end of the filing period, only two candidates had turned in papers to City Clerk Marie Sunseri: incumbents Karen Stepper and Robert Storer.

In this situation, state law provides for two options: hold the election with two names on the ballot or cancel the election and appoint the nominees. At their Tuesday meeting, the council opted to cancel the election. Choosing not to hold the election will save the Town the estimated $64,000 to $96,000 ($2-$3 per registered voter).

Karen Stepper and Robert Storer were appointed to four-year terms and will be formally sworn in at the annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards on December 6, 2022.

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