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Marysville citizens invited to apply for vacant City Council seat

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville is accepting letters of interest from citizens who wish to apply to fill a vacancy on the City Council.

Applicants should submit letters of interest with qualifications stating why they would like to participate on the seven-member Council, along with resumes. Applicants must be current registered voters who have lived inside Marysville city limits for at least one year from the time that former Council member Jon Nehring stepped down on Aug. 2, when the Council appointed him to serve as mayor. Under state law provisions, those who have resided for at least one year in recently annexed areas are also eligible to apply.

The candidate selected by a vote of the seated six Council members will need to file for office in the next general municipal elections in 2011 to retain the seat, and then would fulfill the unexpired two-year term of the position, which ends on Dec. 31, 2013.

The City Council serves as the legislative governing body in the mayor-council form of government, with all positions elected at large. The Council provides legislative oversight, creates municipal laws and regulations, levies taxes, borrows money, appropriates spending, serves a quasi-judicial role on some issues and confirms certain appointments.

The Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month for work sessions, and conducts regular business meetings the second and fourth Mondays. Meetings start at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 1049 State Ave. The Council does not meet in August.

Council members earn $750 per month and $50 per meeting to a maximum of ten meetings per month.

Please send letters of interest to city Assistant Administrative Services Director Tracy Jeffries c/o Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270. For more information, call Jeffries at 360-363-8000 or city Community Information Officer Doug Buell at 360-363-8086.

Letters of interest must be received in City Hall by 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Interview and selection criteria will be determined by the Council. Members expect to fill the position at their Sept. 27 meeting.

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