LS mayor, three council up for election in Nov. —Clerk, deputy give resignation

Citizens of Lime Springs—now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is! There has been a lot of sidewalk quarterbacking taking place on what the council should and shouldn’t do. Those who feel they would be able to add their experience and knowledge should hurry up and get nomination papers filled out.

At the Sept. 3 meeting, Mayor Barb Robinson announced she would not be running for a third two-year term as mayor due to family matters. Councilmen Gary Klomp (who has served 12 years) and Corey Gates (who has served 10 years—first filling the vacated seat left by Sam Shroyer) also said they would not be running again. Kevin Bill (who is finishing his first term) has decided to run again.

Papers can be picked up at Lime Springs City Hall, at Howard County Auditor’s office or downloaded from sos.iowa.gov (look under elections, candidates, election information).

All candidates need a minimum of 10 (more is suggested) signatures. Anyone signing must be a resident of the city and proper information must be given, including full name and street address.

The forms must be turned in at city hall until 5 p.m. on Sept. 19.

All voters have the authority to write-in a choice. So whether or not there are enough candidates, voters can still write-in a favorite. If a write-in person wins, they do not have to accept the offer.

Chester has two council seats up for election. They are currently held by Clint Fousek and Becky Fritcher.

Clerk, Deputy resigned

Additionally, letters of resignation were received from City Clerk Carla Moser and Deputy Clerk Mary Schatz. Both gave their ending date as Oct. 4. After a little cajoling by the mayor, Moser said she might be able to help “a little” after the date.

The positions have been advertised, and applications for both positions are due by Sept. 12. Council members will be getting copies of the applications to review over the weekend so interviews can begin as early as next week.

 

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