Monday, January 30, 2012

City council will take applications until Feb. 15 to fill Becky Moore's vacancy

By Lauren Conrad
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

The Midway City Council voted unanimously in a special meeting today to accept applications until close of business Wednesday, Feb. 15, for the council seat vacated by Becky Moore’s resignation.

The council wants applicants to submit a letter of intent bidding for consideration. The letter should include any criteria the candidate deems relevant, said Council Member Joy Arnold (right, file photo), who made the motion to seek applications.

Moore resigned a week ago, but under state law, a resignation does not take effect until the next council meeting. The law gives the council 30 days from today, or until Feb. 29, to name a replacement. If it does not, the governor would appoint someone to fill the vacancy. The planned selection of the next council member on Feb. 20 will fall nine days before the deadline.

One candidate has already expressed his interest in filling the position. Kevin Locke, an architect who holds a position on the county’s Board of Architectural Review, sent an email to council members requesting consideration. His email also stated his intent to run for council in the next election.

Locke and Grayson Vandegrift were the only two people to file for this year’s council election by the county clerk’s close of business yesterday. Filing papers are due to the clerk by 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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