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Lisbon will not appoint a new council member

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LISBON – The Lisbon Town Council decided not to appoint a new council member at Wednesday’s meeting.

For three months, the council had struggled to fill the seat formerly held by C. Roger Shoen, who resigned in April.

Council members began individually considering candidates on an informal basis. After receiving no candidates in April, the town received eight in May.

At Wednesday’s meeting, council member Alan D. Dailey said he and other council members could not decide on an appointee.

“Because we had so many applicants, we decided it was best to let the voters decide in November.” said Mr. Dailey.

Mr. Shoen resigned during third year of his four-year term, which began in 2010. The council needed to either vote to appoint an interim board member or leave the position vacant until the next election in November.

If a new board member is appointed, he or she would have to run for election in November and serve out a one-year term until December 2013.

The next Town Council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Town Hall, 6963 County Route 10.

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