TOWNSEND — As voters head to the polls in the annual town election Monday, April 25, there is only one race to be decided.
Theresa Morse and Lisa Lewand are both competing for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. The winner will replace Selectman Joe Shank, who is not a candidate for re-election.
Susan Robbins is the lone candidate pursuing a three-year term on the North Middlesex Regional School District School Committee. Robbins has been on the committee as the Townsend representative since 2007.
Also on Monday’s ballot is a Proposition 2 1/2 ballot question, asking voters if the town will be allowed to assess an additional $350,000 in real estate and personal property taxes. The money would go to funding the General Fund, including all items in the omnibus budget for fiscal year 2023.
In other races on Monday’s ballot, Rachel Palmer is seeking the available three-year term on the Recreation Commission. Elizabeth Sears is seeking one of two available two-year terms on the Recreation Commission but there is no candidate for the other two-year seat.
Valerie Goodrich is the sole candidate pursuing one of two available seats, for a three-year term, on the Board of Library Trustees. An additional one-year seat on the board also has no candidate.
Walter Mann Jr. is seeking a three-year term on the Trustees of Soldiers Memorials. Todd Melanson is seeking a three-year term on the Board of Water Commissioners.
However, there are no candidates seeking the Board of Water Commissioners available one-year term.
No candidate will appear on the ballot for a five-year seat on the Planning Board. The Townsend Housing Authority, Board of Health, Board of Assessors, Amanda E. Dwight Entertainment Committee, Cemetery and Parks Commission, Trust Fund Commission are each without candidates for one available three-year term.
Voting in the annual town election will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, at 272 Main St.