Burnham sets date for municipal election, annual town meeting

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 6:00pm

    BURNHAM — After twice postponing its municipal elections and annual town meeting, the Town of Burnham has settled on a new date for both events according to a notice Wednesday from the town office. 

    The municipal election will be held Friday, June 26 at the town hall from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. while the annual town meeting will be held Saturday, June 27 at the fire station on Troy Road at 1 p.m. 

    Absentee ballots are still available for those who prefer to vote early. 

    Highlighting the June 26 ballot will be the Burnham townspeople deciding between a three-way race for a position on the select board and whether the town should begin the process of withdrawing from the MSAD 53 school district that also includes the towns of Detroit and Pittsfield. 

    More information on the possible withdrawal from the district can be found here

    Below are the municipal races. 

    Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor (3-year term; vote for one) 
    Roger A. Chadwick
    Brent S. Chase
    Stuart C. Huff

    Highway Commissioner (1-year term; vote for one) 
    Charles R. King

    Treasurer (1-year term; vote for one) 
    Arlene A. Miles

    MSAD 53 Director (3-year term; vote for one) 
    Rolan H. Hughes

    Referendum Question 1 (Vote YES or NO)
    Do you favor filing a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of regional school unit MSAD #53 and with the Commissioner of Education, authorizing the withdrawal committee to expend $10,000 and authorizing the Board of Selectmen to issue notes in the name of the Town of Burnham or otherwise pledge the credit of the Town of Burnham in an amount not to exceed $0 for this purpose?