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Citizens sought to apply for vacant City Council seat

January 15, 2013 · 4:43 PM
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MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville began accepting letters of interest Jan. 9 from citizens interested in applying to fill the Position 7 vacancy on the City Council left by Carmen Rasmussen.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest with qualifications stating why they would like to participate on the seven-member Council, along with a resume. Applicants must be current registered voters who have lived inside Marysville city limits for at least one year from Dec. 31, 2012, when Rasmussen stepped down after moving out of Marysville.

The candidate selected by a vote of the seated six Council members would need to file for office in the next general municipal elections in November of 2013 to retain the seat, then would fulfill the remainder of the four-year term of the position, which ends on Dec. 31, 2015.

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 Monday of each month for a work session, and conducts regular business meetings on 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 10 meetings per month.

Please send letters of interest to the City Clerk's Office at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270. For more information, call the City Clerk's Office at 360-363-8000 or Community Information Officer Doug Buell at 360-363-8086.

Letters of interest must be received in City Hall by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

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