By Doug Ireland
---- — DANVILLE — Sheila Johannesen and Michelle Cooper are both hoping to become the town’s new animal control officer.
Johannesen held the job for seven years until it was eliminated by selectmen two years ago. She successfully had it reinstated through a citizen petition last year. Cooper previously worked as an assistant animal control officer in town. The election is Tuesday.
Occupation: Part-time police officer, Realtor
Elective experience: Budget Committee, selectman
What do you plan to do if elected? Work with the regional ACO to provide the most efficient, cost-effective service. Coordinate rabies clinics, and assist town clerk with follow-up for unlicensed/non-vaccinated animals.
Occupation: Hampstead animal control officer
Elective experience: None
What do you plan to do if elected? I will provide the same responsive, cost-effective services I provided when I was Danville’s former ACO, services that have not been provided in my absence.