Commission to choose Doll's replacement

1/5/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

The Garden City Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to appoint a replacement for Commissioner John Doll, who resigned his seat on Jan. 2 in order to begin his new job in the state legislature.

After the upcoming opening was announced in November, seven people submitted letters of interest in the position to the city by the Dec. 14 deadline. The appointee will serve until April's city election.

The seven applicants include Melvin Dale, a retired fire marshal; Matt Kirchoff, a commercial loan officer at Western State Bank; Troy Unruh, a partner in a local insurance agency; Harold Starr, a retired teacher; Jonathan Galia, chaplain at Tyson Foods; Jesse Waugh, a commercial applicator with Crop Production Services; and Kevin Campbell, an international safety consultant.

The deadline for people interested in running for city commission this year is Jan. 22.

At least three seats will be open, including the one filled by Tuesday's appointment, as well as the positions currently held by Mayor David Crase and Commissioner Chris Law. Crase is not running for re-election, and Law has not decided if he will run again.

People interested in running for city commission have until noon Jan. 22 to fill out forms and pay a $45 filing fee with the city clerk's office to appear on the April 2 ballot.

The commission consists of five members, all of whom are elected at large. Three commission seats are up for election in odd numbered years. Candidates with the two highest vote totals are elected to four-year terms, while the third highest vote getter is elected to a two-year term.

The city commission will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the City Administrative Center, 301 N. Eighth St.

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