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Town of Chesterton needs you: Apply now for open board seats

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By KEVIN NEVERS

The Town of Chesterton needs you, to serve on a municipal board.

At the Town Councilís meeting Monday night, Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela released a list of the board seats whose terms will expire on Dec. 31.

The deadline by which to apply for board seats is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Submit your letter of application to the Clerk-Treasurerís Office, located at the municipal complex at 1490 Broadway.

As always, incumbents who wish to re-apply for their current seats must also submit a formal letter of application.

For the purpose of a board appointment, a personís political affiliation is determined by the ballot pulled in the last two primary elections in which he or she voted.

The seats:

* Board of Zoning Appeals: one opening, council appointment, candidate must be a member of the Advisory Plan Commission. Incumbent: James Kowalski.

* Advisory Plan Commission: two openings, presidential appointments, no more than two members may belong to the same political party. Incumbents: Fred Owens and George Stone.

* Utility Service Board: two openings, one a presidential appointment (three years), the other a council appointment (two years), one candidate must be a Republican or Independent, the other may be Republican, Democrat, or Independent. Incumbents: Scot McCord and Jim Raffin.

* Stormwater Management Board: one opening, council appointment, candidate must be a Democrat or Independent. Incumbent: Bruce Mathias.

* Park and Recreation Board: one opening, presidential appointment, no more than two members may belong to the same political party. Incumbent: Vincent Emanuele.

* Police Commission: one opening, council appointment, candidate may be Republican, Democrat, or Independent. Incumbent: Alex Rodriguez.

* Redevelopment Commission: five openings, three presidential appointments, two council appointments. Incumbents: John Swibes, Jeff Trout, Nick Walding, Jim Ton, and Emerson DeLaney.

* Tax Abatement Committee: five openings, council appointments. Incumbents: Robert Allison, Dane Lafata, Robert Poparad, Phoebe Jane House, and Stephanie Kuziela.

* Tree Committee: one opening, council appointment. Incumbent: Stuart Franzen.

 

 

 

Posted 11/15/2016

 
 
 
 

 

 

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