copyright the Chronicle December 21, 2016
by Elizabeth Trail
IRASBURG — This town was already down one selectman after Brian Sanville resigned a few weeks ago.
So it was not good news when Chair Dave Warner handed in his own letter of resignation at the December 12 select board meeting.
Mr. Warner, whose letter cites the workload and possible conflicts of interest with his job at TD Bank as his reasons for stepping down, said that he’ll stay on until an election can be held to fill the two vacancies.
That will probably require a special Town Meeting, like the one held last summer, when the town elected Peter Faust to the board to replace Brian Fecher, who was moving.
Mr. Faust has since resigned for health reasons, and was replaced by Mark Colette, who also ran in the special election.
Mr. Sanville quit because he’s having shoulder surgery that will take about ten weeks to recover from.
In his letter of resignation, he said that it wasn’t fair to leave the select board shorthanded in the final weeks leading up to Town Meeting. Although he originally offered to stay on until a replacement can be found, that wasn’t really possible with surgery already scheduled.
This will make five board seats and three chairs that the town has had to replace in the past year. Mr. Sanville was the last select board member to have been in office a year ago.
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