The deadline has passed and sixteen people have filed paperwork to get their names on the Petersburg borough ballot for the October 6th election. That means voters will be filling 15 of the 21 open seats on the ballot this October.
There are two takers for the two seats on the borough assembly. Eric Castro filed for a three-year term along with incumbent Nancy Strand. There was no other interest in the assembly seats so those two will start up three-year terms in October.
There is one contested race on the ballot, for the harbor board. Three people have filed for the two seats there. Bob Martin, John Murgas and Jim Stromdahl are seeking a three-year term on the harbor board and voters will chose two.
Marlene Cushing and Kris Thynes are running for re-election to the hospital board. Two seats on that board had no candidates filing.
Chelsea Tremblay is running for a three-year term on the library board. There’s also one seat there with no interest.
Four people are running for one of the six open seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Richard Burke, David Kensinger, Otis Marsh and Tom Stearns are running unopposed for two- or three-year terms. Two terms of one-year had no interest.
On the public safety board, Gina Meucci is running for a one year term and one seat has no candidate.
The school board will have a full roster with incumbents Cheryl File, Jay Lister and Mara Lutomski all running to keep their seats.
The six seats with no interest can be filled by appointment by the borough assembly. Also borough residents can still run as write-in candidates by filing a letter of interest. The deadline for those letters is October 2nd at 5 p.m.