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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Who will file for office? How will you vote?

The filing period is in February for three positions of Town Board of Trustees. There are two full terms and then one to fill the remaining term of the recently vacated position. The dynamics of the board could really change for the better or the people’s vote will be banal and status quo will prevail. It is time for you to challenge yourself to step up to the plate and make a positive impact for Buffalo. Encourage someone to run for office. Vote for the best candidates for that office. This should not be a popularity contest. These are demanding positions and they deserve to be occupied by persons willing to commit lots of time and put forth honest efforts toward the issues that will be encountered.

Also the Town Treasure's position is coming up. That would be an excellent one to see challenged. It pays very well too.

Buss and Harper are the two Trustees that do not have to run for office. Linda does not run for office this time either.

Is anyone out there up for the challenge? Who is willing to stick their neck out?

1 comment:

  1. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-8

    BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the Town of Buffalo, Oklahoma, that for the purpose of electing officers of said Town of Buffalo that a nonpartisan general election, if needed, shall be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the filing period for electing officers of the Town of Buffalo shall begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2009 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the officers of said Town of Buffalo to be elected are nominated at large and elected at large.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following officers will be elected to four-year terms:
    Board of Trustees member term expires 2013
    Board of Trustees member term expires 2013
    Town Treasurer term expires 2013

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following officer will be elected to fill the remaining unexpired portion of a four-year term:
    Board of Trustees member term expires 2011

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Precinct 301 be closed for this election because no one resides in that portion of the precinct that lies within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Buffalo.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each candidate must be a qualified elector by virtue of being a resident and registered voter within the municipality for at least six (6) months prior to filing a declaration of candidacy.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that absentee ballots will be provided in accordance with State Law.
    ADOPTED this 17th day of December, 2008.
    (seal) ______________________________
    Town Clerk