Incumbent wins Board of Health position, voters pass ballot question

By Tanner Harding | May 16, 2017

Mattapoisett — The quiet Mattapoisett election season has passed with little fanfare.

The only contested race was for a seat on the Board of Health between incumbent Carmelo Nicolosi and George Randall. Nicolosi will keep his seat, has he received 366 votes to Randall’s 77.

The Mattapoisett School Committee will welcome a new member, as Carole Clifford received 55 write-in votes. The other seat will be filled by incumbent Charles Rider, who received 291 votes.

Voters also approved the only ballot question, 236-101.

The ballot question allows for a debt exclusion to pay for road upgrades, after voter at  Town Meeting approved $500,000 for repairs.

The debt exclusion is a temporary tax increase above Proposition 2 1/2. Due to debt that is retiring this year, the town will not see a rise in tax payments as a result of the question. T

The other results are as follows: Town clerk, Catherine Heuberger, 397 votes; Selectman, Tyler Macallister, 365 votes, Assesssor, Ray Andrew, 357 votes, ORR School Committee, Deborah Dyson, 349 votes, Stefan Gabriel, 333 votes; Trustee of Public Library, Ruth Jolliffe, 332 votes, Jennifer Russell, 320 votes; Town moderator, John Eklund, 372 votes; Water/sewer commissioner, Daniel Chase, 363 votes; Planning Board (one year), Gail Carlson, 345 votes; Planning Board (five years), Janice Robbins, 315 votes; Community Preservation Committee, Michelle Hughes, 360 votes, Charles McCullough, 320 votes, Mattapoisett Housing Authority, Suzanne Kennedy, 356 votes.

A total of 463 voters turned out to the polls, about nine percent of the 5,028 voters in Mattapoisett.

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