Council openings: Village looking to fill two vacant seats
Despite an economy struggling to gain footage, one place in Cridersville has two openings.
Two council seats are up for grabs in an area village.
Cridersville Village Council members have two seats they need to fill on council by the new year. They are currently accepting resumes.
“This is a great opportunity to get involved,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said.
Resumes can be submitted to the village office. Interested residents must have lived in the village for at least a year to be considered for a possible seat on the legislative body.
Village Solicitor Jim Hearn is looking into the proper protocol to fill the seats, whether it be the new council for 2012 making the decision or the current council who must decide who fills the seats.
The openings were created because councilors Dorance Thompson and Jeff Bassitt did not re-run for their seats on council. Since no one ran in the November elections to take their positions, councilors plan to start the interviewing process and decide on the new councilors by the beginning of the year.
Myers said she hopes to fill the positions by January or February, either at a regular council meeting or swearing them in at a special meeting.
It is important to have a full council to govern the village, especially at the beginning of the year, Myers said, when there will be much on the agenda to discuss about 2012.
In other business, Cridersville will not be holding their annual Christmas decorating contest, due to lack of participation.
“A lot of times with weather we aren’t getting involvement,” Myers said.
Myers brought this topic up to councilors, and they decided it would be best to do away with it this year.
Councilor and Christmas decoration contest organizer Shirley Anderson said that participation was not very good the past few years.
“We appreciate what everyone does for the village but maybe we want to do something different in the future,” Myers said.