5 apply for two-year appointment to Carlisle village council


Five people have applied for the soon-to-be-vacated seat on Carlisle village council.

The application deadline to submit interest letters was Friday. The current members of council will interview the five candidates at its Dec. 12 meeting, according to Mayor Randy Winkler.

The successful applicant will take office on Jan. 1, 2018, and will complete the final two years of Councilman James Lickliter, who submitted his resignation last month.

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Applying for the seat are:

  • Incumbent Councilwoman Barb Tankersley. Her candidacy was ruled off the November ballot by the Warren County Board of Elections due to an error on her petitions to seek a full four-year term.
  • Resident Chet Miles, a retiree who has lived in the village for the past 10 years.
  • Resident Claudia Tufts, a member of the village’s Park Board and Board of Zoning Appeals. She has also served as a volunteer with the village’s fire department.
  • Resident Nicholas Lamb. He is currently a utility worker for the city of Franklin Public Works Department and had previous employment as a laborer with the Franklin Twp. road department. An Army veteran, Lamb ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Franklin Twp. Board of Trustees last month.
  • Resident Thomas Volpe. A retired business executive who served as board chairman of ClemCorp. Inc. and previously was a vice president NCR Corp., where he worked for 40 years. Volpe has lived in the village for the past 10 years and serves as a SCORE volunteer counselor and as a trail monitor/trail maintenance volunteer for Five Rivers MetroParks.

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Lickliter, the village’s deputy mayor, announced he was stepping down effective Dec. 31 for personal reasons. He has been an at-large member of council for the past 10 years.

He said he is planning for retirement and felt 10 years on council was enough and that he had accomplished a number of things.

“…. We’ve attracted good people to serve on council and we have a great chance to get things done in the future. We were also able to keep the city together during some dark times,” Lickliter previously told the Journal-News.



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