The Board of Finance will hold a special meeting tonight, Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss filling a vacancy left after Peter Balderston (pictured above) resigned earlier this month.

Balderston resigned effective Monday, Aug. 17, according to chair Jeff Rutishauser, after selling his home in Wilton to move out of state.

According to the Town Charter, the Board of Finance has 30 days to select a replacement. If it does not fill the vacancy within that time, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint someone to that vacancy.

“The term of the BOF appointment will only be until the next Town-wide election in November 2021 when that appointed person, or any other candidate, can run for the remaining two years of Peter’s term,” Rutishauser added.

He also noted that Balderston’s resignation leaves two Republican members and three Democrats on the BOF. With minority representation rules limiting the maximum membership of any one political party to four, there is still an opportunity for any person, regardless of political affiliation, to be considered–Democrat, Republican or unaffiliated.

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and is open to the public.