New faces are preparing to join the elected ranks in Savoie, all without competition | Local News


SAVOIE – The city of Savoy will bid farewell to several long-standing elected officials, at least in certain respects.

When residents go to the polls on May 19, they will inaugurate a new Special Council member, a new city clerk and a new tax collector.

And they will do so without having to choose who takes the positions. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Town’s Seniors Center.

John Tynan, chairman of the Special Council, has chosen not to return nominations for another term. Town resident Melanie Glynn will be on the ballot for this unopposed seat.

Two familiar faces in city offices are also planning to step down: Clerk Brenda G. Smith and Tax Collector Susan McGrath.

As with the Selection Board, the successors are behind the scenes. Valerie Reiner, Savoy’s deputy clerk, is running for Smith’s job as town clerk.

Although no one is running for the position of tax collector, a question on the ballot would allow that position to change from elected to appointed. If successful, the selection committee could appoint a new tax collector.

The ballot includes Ronna Brandt, who is seeking re-election to the Park Commission, and Julie Pavia, who is running for re-election as an assessor.

A current member of the Cemeteries Commission, Jennifer Therrien, has not returned her nomination papers, according to Smith.

No candidate is entered on the ballot for the cemetery commission, moderator, school committee or planning council.


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