New Ellsworth councilors wish to prioritize housing, metropolis supervisor search

The 2 new metropolis councilors in Ellsworth say that boosting housing availability, updating the town’s complete plan and discovering the correct individual to rent as metropolis supervisor will likely be amongst their high priorities when they’re sworn into workplace.

Patrick Lyons and Nancy Smith had been the highest vote-getters in Tuesday’s election for 2 seats on the seven-seat Ellsworth Metropolis Council. Each are anticipated to be sworn in Monday to start serving their three-year phrases.

Lyons is a lawyer specializing in municipal authorities for a Bangor legislation agency, whereas Smith is the chief government of nonprofit group Develop Good Maine. Each have moved to Ellsworth lately, with Lyons shopping for a house within the metropolis in 2016 and Smith in 2022.