Photo: Caucus to be held to fill remaining Town Meeting seats.
There is some unfinished business to complete in Precinct 7 as voting in the Town Election failed to select a pair of one-year Town Meeting seats in the district located in the southeastern section of Belmont which will result in a caucus being called to fill them, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.
First the good news. Despite only nine residents electing to run for 12 three-year slots to represent the neighborhood at Town Meeting, three residents received write-in votes that secured their places in the town’s legislative body.
Kathleen Lowrey Bonnin, Sarah Jackson and Paul Nelson who received 26,25 and 22 votes.
But only one of the three single-year seats was filled as write-in candidate Claire Crawford received four votes to win. (Crawford was not the Town Meeting member with the least number of votes to be elected; Elaine Alligood was elected to a one-year term in Precinct 5 with just three write-in votes cast.)
Since the two seats are known as “failure to elect,” a caucus for Town Meeting Members will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Room 2.
Any voter of precinct 7 is eligible to run.