Shamoun, Bushe and Tom Gawronski returned to the Board
The results of the OB Planning Board election are finally in. These “unofficial results” of the balloting – held Tuesday, March 12 – included 5 open seats for the Board, as well as two propositions.
Both propositions – one for a “maintenance assessment district” and the other to move the police trailer in the Pier parking lot to a different location- went down to defeat. We have yet to be provided with the actual votes, so it is difficult at this stage to fully understand by how much or how far these propositions fared.
The propositions would have only been advisory decisions. The results will be certified at the April 3rd monthly meeting of the Board, which at that time, final vote numbers will be released. We’ve heard that there was “a really good turn out and voters from all of the Districts participating even though there weren’t candidates in all of them.” PLus, both of the propositions failed “convincingly”, but not by “landslides”.
Of the 7 districts with open seats, two had no candidates and those seats – in District 1 and District 3 – remain vacant. Each year, 7 of the 14 seats on the Board are open, one for each district.
District 2 — Kevin Becker
District 4 — Ronson Shamoun
District 5 — Bill Bushe
District 6 — Tom Gawronski
District 7 — Raeanon Hartigan
And as stated, actual numbers of votes and all the candidates’ names have not been provided as yet.
The Board, after it certifies the election results, will then turn to election of new officers. Often, it has been the practice of the Board, to make appointments of interested candidates to the vacant seats.