Selectmen Monday night showed concern regarding the number of vacant seats in Plympton’s town government, both elected and appointed.
May’s annual election saw only 6% of its 2,234 registered voters turn out to cast a ballot, leaving several seats without a candidate to fill them.
Marilyn Browne was encouraged to volunteer once again to accept the position and serve on the Finance Committee for the available two-year term after several people wrote her in.
The Board of Library Trustees submitted Linda Lawson to selectmen for their approval Monday night. She was a write-in candidate who lost to Jim Lundgren 15 to 9, as there was apparently some confusion as to which of the two positions she was interested in. Her vote was divided between the two. Selectmen voted unanimously to name her to the available three-year position, while Lundgren chose the two-year term.
The Planning Board will meet Monday, June 11, and will vote their choice to present to Selectmen at their meeting down the hall.
Any residents who are interested in serving in a position on the Planning Board are encouraged to stop in at 6 p.m. to let the board know of their interest.
Selectmen asked Town Clerk Tara J. Shaw to prepare a list of the appointments they name annually and whose terms finish June 30, 2018.
Shaw said she would have the information for their meeting June 11.