South Bethany cancels council election

South Bethany won’t require a 2016 town council election, as exactly four candidates have offered to fill the available three council seats and mayoral spot.

Mayor Pat Voveris and Councilwoman Sue Callaway will both keep their current seats. Newcomers Don Boteler and William “Tim” Shaw registered to fill the seats vacated by outgoing councilmen George Junkin and Tim Saxton, who chose not to file for reelection.

The two new council members will be sworn in at the June 4 organizational meeting, for two-year terms.

A fifth candidate had also filed, but she withdrew soon thereafter.