Oct 312012

By Naomi Hatch
“Primary election day for the Town of Snowflake is March 12, 2013,” reported Town Clerk Barbara Flake at the Oct. 23 town council meeting.
There will be four council seats on the ballot, which are currently filled by Vice Mayor Jason Whiting, Chris Brimhall, Tom Poscharsky and Kerry Ballard, who was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of the late Larry Matyas.
Those elected will serve four-years term until 2017.
Packets for interested candidates become available for distribution on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and must be re-turned by Dec. 12.
Flake reported that legislation will go into effect in 2014 that will change the dates of future elections in Snowflake. She explained that the law will require elections to be held in the fall of even numbered years. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns, legal staff and election experts are working on a process for this change to be put into place. She said that currently it’s felt that the Snowflake election should be held and then make the necessary changes when the law takes effect.
Flake also explained that because Councilwoman Lorri Davis turned in her resignation 30 days before the election packets must be turned in, her seat will be filled with a temporary appointment. That seat will also be on the ballet, but for a two-year term from 2013 to 2105 rather than a four-year term like the other four seats.
In other business, Poscharsky volunteered and was appointed to serve as the council representative on the Silver Creek Senior Citizens Board of Directors. He has spent a great deal of time volunteering at the center for several years and has an interest in it.