The City of Fort Morgan is soliciting applications from residents interested in being appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council representing Ward 1. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27.
The council hopes to be able to appoint a new council member at the April 2 City Council regular meeting.
Applicants must reside in Ward 1, which covers most of the western part of the city –
west of Main Street north of the railroad tracks and west of West Street south of the tracks. The Ward 1 seat became vacant with the recent resignation of former Councilmember Dan Marler. The person selected by the council to fill the seat will serve only for the remainder of Marler’s unexpired term, which runs out in early January 2020.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States, qualified electors of the City of Fort Morgan and have lived in the city for at least one year. Applicants for this vacancy must live in Ward 1 currently, but there is no separate requirement for the time of residency in the ward.
The application includes two pages of information and questions, along with a statement verifying that the applicant meets all of the qualifications to serve on the council. This Verified Statement of Applicant must be notarized and returned with the council application by the March 27 deadline.
Applicants who qualify will be invited to appear at the April 2 meeting of the City Council to make a brief presentation and answer questions. The council may then vote to appoint one of the applicants, and the successful candidate would be immediately sworn in and begin work as a councilmember.
The selected applicant will serve until the next regular municipal election in November 2019, at which time they must stand for election to a new four-year term.
Applicants should be prepared to make a time commitment that involves regular council meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m., as well as special meetings, retreats and other council functions as scheduled.
Applications are available at City Hall, 110 Main St., or on the city’s website at http://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/DocumentCenter/View/4600.
For more information, visit the Mayor & Council page on the city’s website and look for the link to Councilmember Vacancy; or contact Deputy City Manager/City Clerk/PIO John Brennan at 542-3963 or email@example.com.
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