Seats Open on Clarksburg Select Board, School Committee

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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg is in need of elected officers, including two Select Board members.
 
Select Board member Linda Reardon has indicated she will not run for re-election on May 23 and William Schrade Jr. submitted a letter of resignation on Tuesday. 
 
School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Levanos also said he will not stand for re-election on that board. Both Levanos and Reardon said time constraints influenced their decisions not to run for re-election. Levanos also serves on the Select Board but is not up for re-election until next year.
 
There are also two vacant seats, one for four years and one for one year, on the Planning Board. 
 
Reardon, retired principal of Clarksburg School, won as a write-in candidate in 2014. She is currently principal of St. Stanislaus School in Adams. 
 
Schrade also won election in the same year, running unopposed for the two years left on a term vacated by Carl McKinney, who had applied for the town administrator's post. Schrade easily won a full three-year term in 2016, again running unopposed. 
 
However, Schrade recently left his job at the North Adams Housing Authority for similar position in Pittsfield. He had hoped to continue on the board but is finding it difficult to commit. 
 
"With my new job I am unable to make the meetings and fulfill my obligations of a selectperson," he wrote in an email. "My resignations will take effect immediately. I thank the voters for the confidence and support in me when electing me."
 
His resignation comes prior to the 65-day deadline, allowing his seat to be filled in the May election.
 
Levanos is completing his third term on the School Committee and is currently chairman. He was first elected on a write-in campaign for a vacant seat in 2008. 
 
Seats up for election and the current holders are tree warden, one year (Ernest Dix); moderator, one year (Bryan Tanner); Select Board, three years (Linda Reardon); Select Board, two years (vacant); library trustee, three years, (Linda Hurlbut); Board of Health, three years, (Cindy Schock); War Memorial trustee, three years (Joseph Bushika); School Committee, three years, (Jeffrey Levanos); Planning Board, five years (Eric Booth); Planning Board, four years (vacant); Planning Board, one year (vacant).
 
Nominations papers are available until Friday, March 31, by contacting the town clerk by at 413-663-8255 or clarksburgtclerk@gmail.com. The last day to submit papers is Tuesday, April 4.
 
The town election will be held Tuesday, May 23, at the Senior Center. 

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