After previously mentioning only two potential candidates to fill a vacancy, the Vanleer Board of Aldermen nominated and elected a third person to complete the two-year term left open by Donald Tinsley’s resignation. Board members voted 3-1 Monday night to elect Raymond Fletcher to serve out the rest of Tinsley’s term. Fletcher’s name had not come up in any previous discussion on filling the vacancy. When Mayor Larry Robertson opened the floor for nominations Monday night, Alderman Ruben Schmittou submitted Jimmy Bass, one of two names previously mentioned as being interested in filling the vacancy. Schmittou said he nominated Bass because he was “next in line” in the number of votes received during November’s election, finishing sixth in the 11-candidate field for the five alderman positions. Alderman Westley Albright then nominated Fletcher, who was not one of the candidates in November. Kevin Miner, who had also expressed an interest in filling the vacancy after finishing 10th in the election, was not nominated. When Robertson called for the vote, Albright, Dwight McIllwain and Jason Weaver voted for Fletcher and Schmittou voted for Bass. Robertson administered the oath of office to Fletcher immediately after the vote and he took his seat on the board for the rest of Monday night’s meeting. The board also filled a vacancy on its new Parks Board by electing Sonora Goodsell to replace a member who moved outside of the town limits. Created last year, the new Parks Board has yet to organize and hold its first meeting.