2 Mount Airy councilmen to seek re-election

Voting hours shortened for town voting May 1

March 08, 2000|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

Two of three incumbent councilmen say they'll be on the ballot May 1, when Mount Airy holds its municipal election for three Town Council seats.

However, the hours for voting will be shortened, the council decided Monday night. The new times will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Previously, voting began at 9 a.m., but Mayor Gerald R. Johnson said little demand existed during the first two hours.

A meeting is scheduled at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at Mount Airy Town Hall to allow candidates to place their names in nomination. The meeting is open to the public, and residents may nominate by proxy.

Voting on May 1 will be by paper ballot at Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's activities building and carnival grounds at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road.

Councilmen William E. Wagner and David W. Pyatt, whose four-year terms are up, said this week that they would run again.

Councilman William R. Stroh, a retired architect and former town planning commission chairman, said he would not seek another term. He was appointed in February 1998 to fill the term of Norman C. Hammond, who had died of a heart attack in January.

"I told them then that I would just fill out Norman Hammond's term," Stroh said.

In other business, town planner Monica Jenkins said the planning and zoning commission has given conditional approval to Ridgeville Plaza on Ridgeville Boulevard. The development would include a free-standing bank and two unspecified fast-food outlets, she said, and a traffic study is planned.

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