Silt mayor is undecided on another term
SILT – Mayor John Evans hasn’t made up his mind whether or not he’ll run again for another term, while Trustee Dave Moore is optimistic he’ll be the next mayor of the town of Silt.Applications will be available at Silt Town Hall on Monday, Feb. 13, for those interested in running for mayor or for four trustee seats that will become open in the April 4 municipal election.The trustee seats up for re-election are currently held by Doug Williams, Tod Tibbetts, Meredith Robinson and Keith Wood.Evans said that right now he’s on the fence as to whether or not he will seek another four-year term as mayor, a position he’s held for the past nine years.”I’m still contemplating it – it’s a difficult decision,” Evans said. “I’ve been extremely busy, I’m 61 and it might be time to simplify my life.”Evans works for the maintenance department for Alpine Bank and is recently married.”I own a home in Marble I’d like to take care of and a house in Mexico I’d like to visit,” Evans said. “I’m generally pretty decisive about things, but this one has me riding the fence right now.”Nevertheless, Evans says he intends to take out a petition.”I’m proud of the position Silt is in right now, and I like where we are,” Evans said. “In that sense, I’d like to have some input on where we’re going from here.”Moore, who has served two years as a town trustee, will also take out a petition to run for mayor.”I’m looking forward to it – I’m excited about it,” Moore said. “I think this is going to be a new day for the town of Silt, and I think I can do a good job.”Moore ran in 2004 as a write-in candidate for trustee and received the second-highest number of votes of all the candidates.”I’m going to run a hard battle,” he said.Those interested in running for the town board must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter and a one-year resident of the town of Silt. Petitions must have at least 10 valid signatures also from registered voters who are residents of the town of Silt. The positions are each four-year terms.The petitions must be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, to Silt Town Hall.For more information, call town clerk Sheila McIntyre at 876-2353.
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