HOISINGTON — Following discussion of the city’s 2022 audit report, the Hoisington City Council will be considering letters of interest from candidates seeking to fill council vacancies in two city wards at Monday’s 7 p.m. meeting at Hoisington City Hall.
Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell noted his office had received “numerous” letters from prospective candidates in both wards. He said he expected that the council, in its desire to fill the openings, will be carefully reviewing each candidate.
“I can imagine that there will be a considerable amount of discussion” at the meeting, Mitchell said.
Last month, Ward I council member Karen VanBrimmer and Ward II council member Caroll Nather announced their plans to move from their respected wards, necessitating their resignations.
Both VanBrimmer and Nather won seats on the council in the Nov. 8, 2022, election, running unopposed. Their respective terms were to expire in January 2025. Candidates appointed at Monday’s meeting will then fill their unexpired terms, as well as become eligible to run for re-election in the next appropriate balloting.
A full agenda then follows the vacancies discussion on Monday.
The agenda also includes:
• In the consent agenda, approval of three mayoral appointments to the Hoisington Public Library board and a mayoral proclamation for Hoisington Hospital Week.
• In new business, consideration of bids for a new vacuum trailer for the city.
• Continued discussion of city electric rate concerns.
• Review of city operations updates by City Manager Mitchell.