Two running for Union Bay Improvement District seat

Mary Reynolds and Alan Webb have submitted nomination papers to stand for trustee on the Union Bay Improvement District board.

Mary Reynolds and Alan Webb have submitted nomination papers to stand for trustee on the Union Bay Improvement District board.The election is this Saturday at the community hall. Landowners will be asked to select one candidate for a three-year term.An advance poll was held April 10.Webb, a member of Taxpayers for Accountable Governance (TAG), defeated Bob Leary last year in a byelection to complete the remaining six months of a term formerly occupied by Alan de Jersey, who resigned. The five-person UBID board consists of members of TAG — an informal group of taxpayers who call for openness and accountability among elected officials. While she applauds the group’s work, Reynolds notes TAG has become a political party rather than a watchdog group, and believes the community would be better served by a person with independent ideas.Last year, the UBID and Reynolds consented to an order dismissing the district’s claim about alleged defamatory material that appeared on her blog dubbed All Things Union Bay. The UBID agreed to pay her $15,000.De Jersey, the former board chair who was replaced by Carol Molstad, was among the plaintiffs named in the lawsuit.Saturday’s vote will be held in conjunction with the AGM. Ballots will be issued from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is at 1 p.m.The meeting will start at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring identification.