South Bethany elects familiar faces

On May 27, residents and property owners chose a path forward in the 2017 South Bethany Town Council election, and it’s a path they’ve been on before. They elected former councilman Timothy Saxton and incumbents Frank Weisgerber Jr. and Carol Stevenson back onto the dais.

With 277 votes, Timothy Saxton will take the spot vacated by Wayne Schrader. Saxton returns for his third non-consecutive term, having served in 2009-2011 and 2014-2016.

Frank Weisgerber Jr. (268 votes) and Carol Stevenson (233 votes) are finishing up their first term by keeping their respective council seats.

Challengers Sharon Polansky (199 votes) and Joseph Mormando (186 votes) didn’t make the cut in their first South Bethany race but put up a solid fight.

The three winners will be sworn in for new two-year terms at the town council organizational meeting on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. They’ll also vote on council policies, procedures and schedules, including a proposal to change the time of regular town council meetings from Fridays at 7 p.m. to Fridays at 2 p.m.