DAGSBORO – The town of Dagsboro’s 2021 municipal election is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, if needed.
Council terms held by Brian Baull, Theresa Ulrich and Patrick Miller expire this year.
Mayor Baull and Councilwoman Ulrich, both in their eighth year on the town’s five-member governing body, have filed for another term, Dagsboro Town Administrator Cindi Brought said.
Councilman Miller, who joined council in 2015, is not seeking another term.
If only one other eligible candidate files by the Friday, Nov. 12 deadline, there will be no election.
If an election is needed, hours for eligible voters are from 1. to 5 p.m. at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department on Clayton Street.
Council terms in Dagsboro are for two years.
Mayor Baull is in his fifth year serving as mayor, as selected annually by council colleagues.
There was no election in 2020 as incumbents Norwood Truitt and William B. Chandler III were both unopposed.
In the 2019 election in which only 45 of the town’s approximate 700 registered voters cast votes, there was no changing of the guard. Ms. Ulrich, Mr. Miller and Mr. Baull turned back challenger James Thompson in retaining their seats.
Upcoming holiday spirit in Dagsboro will include a parade, Santa in the Park but no formal ceremony for the lighting of the tree in Katie Helm Park.
Dagsboro’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Santa in the Park at Katie Helm Park will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., running Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.
Ms. Brought said the town is skipping the formal tree lighting this year “because it had fewer and fewer people each year. Thanksgiving weekend is a terrible weekend to have it. If anything, we will address it for next year, maybe a different time.”
Tree lights and town lighting will begin with Thanksgiving weekend.