Deadlines loom to file for nonpartisan offices

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Jun. 15—Those interested in soil and water conservation issues have until noon on July 1 file for a position on the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation board.

The district is a non-regulatory agency that employs technicians who can offer advice about erosion problems or state cost-share programs. The district also supports a year-round education program that includes field days, contests, teacher workshops and many other activities designed to complement and enrich student understanding about the environment.

The soil and water conservation budget is $312,000 annually.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. July 5, candidates interest in serving on the Junaluska and Maggie Valley sanitary districts can file for office. The filing period ends at noon, July 15.

The mission of the Maggie Valley Sanitary District is to provide safe, high quality water services to the community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

At the Junaluska Sanitary District, the mission is exactly the same, except it also includes sewer services and pertains to properties within the district in the central part of the county.

Haywood County collects taxes within the Junaluska Sanitary district to offset district operations. This revenue source amounts to $317,400.

Those seeking a spot on the Haywood County Board of Education begin filing for office on July 15.

Candidates interested in serving on these boards can file for office at the Haywood County Board of Elections at 63 Elmwood Way in Waynesville.