St. John Valley

Van Buren votes largely in favor of incumbent officials

VAN BUREN, Maine — Tuesday’s election in Van Buren resulted in six incumbent officials being reinstated, with only two fresh faces joining the ranks. 

John Beaulieu and Peter Madore were both reelected to serve another three-year term on the town council with 196 and 193 votes respectively. Joining the council for the first time will be Kevin Lapointe, who won the one-year term with a total of 204 votes. 

Water and Light and Power districts appointed trustees in this election with the water district trustee position awarded to the district’s clerk, Jay Lajoie with 215 votes, and light and power’s trustee position to the district’s chairman, Carl Morrow with 122 votes.  

Van Buren’s school district saw Heather Bresett elected for the next three years serving on the school board, taking the win with only 16 votes. Also elected for another three-year term on the school board was Balzas “Bo” Gereben with 204 votes. Set to serve another year on the school board is Jesse Cormier who had a total of 176 votes. 

SAD 24’s budget for the upcoming school year, which had been discussed at the district’s budget meeting on May 19 and totals $4,829,104.48, was voted 199 in favor and 29 opposed. 

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