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If you’ve ever wanted to serve on Mebane planning board, now’s the time to apply; Friday is the deadline

The city of Mebane faces a shortage of applications for the city’s planning board in one category, the exact number (among all three incumbents who applied for another term) in another, and plenty for a third category.

The planning board terms of three current members expire June 30, and it is expected that the city council will act on them at its July 12 meeting.

The terms of board chairman Edward Tulauskas, vice chairman Judy Taylor, and Kurt Pearson are all scheduled to expire, but each has applied to be reappointed for another four-year term. All three currently live on the Alamance County side of the city.

No other applications have been received, planning director Cy Stober reported to the planning board members during their monthly meeting Monday night.

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Meanwhile, there is plenty of interest from applicants who wish to be appointed to represent the extraterritorial areas just outside the city limits on the Alamance County side of the county line.

Current member Larry Teague has expressed interest and filed an application for reappointment to the planning board. The ETJ appointments on the Alamance County side the line are made by the Alamance County board of commissioners.

Meanwhile, the board’s clerk, Tory Frink, told the newspaper that two additional applicants have also filed to receive the commissioners’ nod to serve in the position. They are Jonathan Webster and Roger James.

Stober told the planning board that additional applications are still desired inasmuch as there is also a vacancy for a partial term for someone within the city limits. Thomas Vinson resigned earlier this year, leaving a planning board seat with two years remaining on his term.

Stober emphasized that for all categories, the deadline for filing an application, both with the city and with Alamance County, is this Friday, June 18.

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