Incumbent, two newcomers elected to San Miguel Advisory Council

Voters elected an incumbent and two newcomers to the San Miguel Advisory Council on Wednesday night.

Incumbent Noel Carpenter, city planner Steve McHarris and store owner Michael Sanders won two-year terms on the advisory group.

Three seats were open on the seven-member group. Carpenter retained his seat, Fred Thacker was not re-elected, and Pres Meyers, council chairman, did not seek re-election.

The council makes recommendations to the county about land-use and other local issues.

Wednesday’s voting was supervised by the League of Women Voters. At least two people were turned away from the ballot box after their names were not found on the list of those eligible to vote.

Betty Cazaly, former district secretary for the San Miguel Sanitary District, and Kirk Awalt, a third-generation native of San Miguel, were elected Wednesday to serve one-year terms as alternates to the advisory council board.

-- Tribune staff report

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