Hancock Planning Commission member appointed to fill unexpired term of former councilman

November 19, 2012|By DON AINES |
  • Nigel Dardar
Nigel Dardar

HANCOCK — A member of Hancock’s Planning Commission was appointed last week to fill the unexpired term of former councilman Nigel Dardar, who has filed to run for mayor.

January Creek Souders, of 127 Washington St., was approved unanimously by remaining council members Sinclair Hamilton, Dennis Hudson and Tim Smith at the Nov. 14 meeting, according to meeting records. Mayor Daniel Murphy requested the council approve a motion to appoint Souders, meeting records said.

Downtown economic development and Main Street beautification are two areas she plans to be involved with, Souders said Monday. As a member of the planning commission for the past year, Souders said she has worked on matters including guidelines for residential rental properties.

She is also a former members of the Hancock Needs Assessment Committee.

The director of Good Shepherd Preschool, Souders said she has filed to run in the Jan. 28 municipal election for a full, four-year term.

Elected in 2009, Dardar said earlier this month that he filed in October to run for mayor against Murphy. Dardar’s council term is set to expire in February.

Hancock has a charter provision requiring that an elected member of the town government has to resign once he or she files to run for another municipal office.

Murphy has filed to run for a ninth two-year term and Hudson has filed to run for another term on the council, according to town records.

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