Millville to host public forum with council appointee candidates

The Millville Town Council will get some new faces in the coming weeks, with two seats up for election this year and a vacant council seat to be filled.

After councilman Harry Kent passed away, three residents offered to fill his seat. The Millville Town Council will host a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. to hear from the candidates: Tony Gough (from the Coventry neighborhood); Kent’s wife, Linda Kent (Coventry); and Steven Small (from Bishop’s Landing).

The council has the right to choose one or none of the three. The replacement councilperson will complete a term ending in March of 2017.

Meanwhile, the 2016 election had two candidates for two positions. Incumbent Steve Maneri will return. Newcomer Valeri Faden will fill the vacancy recently left by departing mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. They’ll be sworn in in March, for two-year terms.