Warrant committee member steps down

BAR HARBOR — Resident Jake Jagel recently stepped down after approximately 10 years on the warrant committee here, according to committee chair Seth Libby. Jagel was chair of the general government sub-committee. His term was set to expire on June 5.

The warrant committee is working on filling the vacant position, Libby said. New applications were due Feb. 14. A nominating committee will review applications and recommend one applicant for the warrant committee’s consideration. In the meantime, Libby is serving as interim chair of the general government subcommittee.

“I’d like to thank Jake Jagel for his years of service on the warrant committee,” Councilor Erin Cough said at last week’s town council meeting. “Talk about institutional knowledge,” she said, noting his length of service.

Councilor Matthew Hochman, who served with Jagel on the general government sub-committee from 2015 to 2016, also expressed his appreciation. “We did not see eye to eye a lot,” he said, “but if I had a question, especially on land use ordinance, Jake had an answer. His service will be missed, and I wish him well.”

Becky Pritchard
Becky Pritchard covers the town of Bar Harbor, where she lives with her family and intrepid news-dog Joe-Joe. She worked six seasons as a park ranger in Acadia, and still enjoys spending her spare time there.

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