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The Town Hall  in Nederland, in August.
The Town Hall in Nederland, in August.
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Mayor Kristopher Larsenis the only one of three members of the town’s Board of Trustees targeted for recall last year who is seeking reelection for another term on April 7.

And, as had previously been determined by Town Clerk Miranda Fisher, the word “recall” will not appear on the April 7 ballo. Voters will simply be posed the option of electing Larsen to his third two-year term.

The candidates for mayor are Larsen, Daniel Harrower and Chris Perret.

Five other positions on the seven-member board are up in this year’s town vote. The top-three finishers will earn four-year terms, and the fourth- and fifth-place finishers will garner two-year slots.

Candidates for the five other trustee slots are Karen Blakemore, Jonathan Baumhover, Daniel Buonome, Tania Corvalan, Lindsay Danforth, Eric Esmail, Mary Mead and Julian Taylor.

Baumhover had been appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in May 2018, and is now seeking his first full term. Blakemore was appointed to the board Dec. 17 after a vacancy was created by the Oct. 24 resignation James Rawsthorne, so she is also seeking her first full term.

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Gustafson and trustee Dallas Masters, who had been targeted for recall along with Larsen, have both chosen not to seek another term. Trustee Kris Conrad, appointed to fill a vacancy in May 2018, is also not running for reelection.

Trustee Alan Apt is halfway through a four-year term and his seat will not be up for reelection until 2022.

Additionally, town voters this year will be posed with a proposed occupational tax of $2 per day per occupied bedroom for short-term lodging, defined as rentals of less than 30 consecutive days, the proceeds of which are to go exclusively to health and human services programs and law enforcement services.