Petersburg residents are starting to sign up to run for local office in the October municipal election. The deadline to file for candidacy is August 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Voters will be electing candidates for two spots on the assembly. Three year terms are ending for assembly members Bob Lynn and Taylor Norheim. So far, only Lynn has announced his candidacy. Norheim says he is not running again.
There are two open seats on the hospital board and two people have signed up to run for that: Kathi Riemer and James Roberts.
The Planning Commission has four open seats and only one person running at this time who is Sally Dwyer.
The harbor board has three openings and two people have put their names in the hat: Daniel Cardenas and Don Spigelmyre.
And the school board has two seats opening up. The terms of Cheryl File and Jay Lister are both ending this fall.
Two seats on the library board, four seats on the parks and recreation board, and two seats on the public safety board will also be up for voters to decide.
In all, there are 21 volunteer positions to be filled.
People interested in running for local office can file their paperwork with the Petersburg borough clerk’s office.
Requirements vary depending on the group. People wanting to be on the assembly, school board and hospital board need to gather signatures of 20 registered voters along with a declaration of candidacy form. That paperwork is available at the borough clerk’s office or online on the borough’s website.