SMITHSBURG - Those who thought there would be fireworks at Smithsburg's candidates forum Tuesday night were wrong.
Four men vying for two council seats, and incumbent Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers fielded written questions from about two dozen residents who showed up at the fire hall for the two-hour forum.
Of the three mayoral candidates, Myers was the only one to attend. Council member Joseph Slick, who is giving up his council seat to run for mayor, was out of town. He faxed in a statement that was read aloud at the forum.
Mayoral candidate Tommy Bowers, the former police chief who was fired by Myers and the Town Council last August, didn't attend. Residents upset by his firing forced to referendum a measure that would allow voters to recall elected officials before their terms end. That issue is on the May 12 general election ballot.