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Veteran city servants running for council

VERGENNES — Former longtime city manager Mel Hawley, former mayor and multi-term councilor Mike Daniels, and former multi-term councilor Ziggy Comeau are among the candidates who by Thursday had already filed paperwork for the Sept. 22 special election to fill the four seats on the Vergennes City Council opened by the recent spate of resignations. 
According to City Clerk Britney Aube, former Panton lister Beverly Biello has also filed paperwork, and four other city residents had taken out documents but had not yet returned them as of late Thursday afternoon. 
Hawley served as city manager for about three decades before retiring about two years ago. He filed for one of two terms that will expire this coming March. 
Daniels served three terms as mayor more than a decade ago, returned to the council several years ago, and then won a close election to become mayor in 2017. He then resigned his position in early 2018. He also filed for a term that would expire in March 2021.
Comeau served a number of terms on the council earlier this millennium and has also held appointed positions in city government. She and Biello both filed for terms that would expire in March 2022. 
The deadline for residents interested in serving on the council is Monday, Aug. 17. Petitions for office may be picked up at Vergennes City Hall or downloaded from vergennes.org.

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