The Nov. 2 election could be canceled, at least for the Town Council, as no one seems interested in running against two incumbents. It would be a $55,000 savings to the Town if an appointment process were to take place instead.
As their current term is about to expire, incumbents Vice Mayor Karen Stepper and Councilmember Robert Storer were the only ones to file by last Friday's deadline. This would be the third term for Stepper, who was elected in 2002, and the second for Storer, who was appointed in 2009 following the death of Councilman Mike Shimansky.
The discussion to cancel the election took place at a special meeting Tuesday morning, where the council gathered in the Town offices and Councilmember Candace Anderson phoned in from Utah.
The $55,000 makes a big difference, Anderson said through a conference phone, adding her support of the appointment process.
There is a chance a write-in candidate could make it to the council if an election were held, but it would be unlikely, she added.
Two possible times were reserved for the vote -- 9 a.m., Mon., Aug. 16 or 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 19 -- depending on the council's availability. City Attorney Rob Ewing said he thought the two incumbents would not be able to vote, but would check to make sure.