No election: Incumbents unopposed in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO – There will be no 2017 municipal election in the town of Dagsboro as all three council incumbents were unchallenged.

Brian Baull, who currently serves as the town’s mayor, and council colleagues Theresa Ulrich and Pat Miller faced no opposition in seeking re-election.

They will be sworn in at the next council meeting on Monday, Dec. 11. Their two-year terms will run through December of 2019.

Candidate filing was from Oct. 20 through Nov. 9.

Next December, council terms of Norwood Truitt and William Chandler expire.

The town election would have been held Saturday, Dec. 2, if needed.

Third Monday meetings

Council at its Nov. 20 meeting decided to stick with its current meeting date of the third Monday of the month. There was discussion about going back to holding monthly meetings on the fourth Monday as was the case in the past.

“Everybody seemed comfortable with the third Monday,” said Dagsboro Town Administrator Cynthia Brought.

Fourth officer

The police department received the green light to advertise for a fourth police officer. The department has been down one officer since patrolman James Joles left for another law enforcement opportunity. That position was not replaced.

Police chief search

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey

With word that Dagsboro Police chief Floyd Toomey plans to retire in January 2019, the town may begin its search for a replacement next summer.

“We’ll probably wait until the beginning of the next fiscal year, which is July of 2018 to start that search,” said Ms. Brought.

Chief Toomey has been chief of the Dagsboro department since January 2007. Prior to that he was police chief in Ellendale for 11 years. He began his law enforcement career in Delmar. His nearly three decades in law enforcement have been sandwiched around and in between duty with the National Guard.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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