Laytonsville Town Council members Jim Ruspi and Charles Bradsher were re-elected to two-year terms in the town’s annual election on Monday. The incumbents ran unopposed.
Bradsher has served on the town council since 2000, one year after moving to Laytonsville with his wife Kris, who served in his position while he was deployed overseas.
Ruspi has lived in Laytonsville since 1965 and been on the town council since 2008. He continues to lead the town’s Eagle Scout Project Program, which has seen six Eagle projects so far. He formerly served on the Laytonsville Board of Appeals.
“We are fortunate to continue having such dedicated problem solvers on the Town Council with the re-election of council members Ruspi and Bradsher,” Mayor Dan Prats said.
The Laytonsville Community Parade, a decades-old tradition, will not take place this year.
The Laytonsville Lions Club, which has organized and coordinated volunteers for the event in the past, notified the town that it could not support the parade this year.
The parade was created to support the Laytonsville Elementary School Spring Festival, which will go on as scheduled. The festival begins at 1 p.m. on May 17 at the school.
Prats said the town is putting together a committee to organize the 2015 parade to ensure the event’s future success.
“We will need support from all of the organizations, clubs, groups, and individuals who have helped in the past if we are to continue what has become a town tradition,” he said.”