EXIRA –The Exira Metropolis Council is searching for candidates to fill a emptiness on the council after the resignation of Robert Sorensen.
Sorensen gave discover of his resignation in a letter to the council together with his final day being Could 10. Based on the Iowa code, the council could fill the emptiness by appointment, however electors of the town have a proper to file a petition asking for a particular election.
Based on Iowa code, a emptiness in an elected workplace may be stuffed by appointment inside 60 days after the emptiness happens, and that particular person will fill the seat till the subsequent common metropolis election. Or electors can petition that the seat be stuffed by particular election.
If the council chooses to nominate somebody, it should publish a discover of the intent to fill the seat by appointment — on this case that discover was printed Friday, Could 14.
Residents have 14 days after the publication of the discover to nominate, or inside 14 days after the appointment is made, to submit a petition requiring the emptiness be stuffed by particular election as an alternative.
The variety of signatures wanted for a metropolis with a inhabitants of 10,000 or much less is 200, or at the very least the variety of signatures equal to 15 p.c of the voters who voted for candidates for the workplace on the previous common election whichever quantity is fewer. On this case — in accordance with Lisa Frederiksen, Audubon County Auditor, the variety of signatures can be at least 10.
If the council fails to make an appointment inside 60 days as required by this subsection, the town clerk shall give discover of the emptiness to the county commissioner and the county commissioner shall name a particular election to fill the emptiness on the earliest practicable date, however no fewer than 32 days after the discover is obtained by the county commissioner.
All council members in Exira are “at giant,” so candidates can come from wherever in Exira.
These must submit a request in writing to the Exira metropolis workplace by midday on June 14. The council hopes to have the ability to appoint somebody the day after the deadline. Requests ought to go to Lexi Christensen, PO Field 187, Exira, IA 50076.
Present council members embody: Mayor Mike Huegerich and council members Mark Paulsen, Clark Borkowski, Courtney Peppers, Dwight Jessen and Sorensen’s vacant seat.
Sorensen’s place on the council would have expired Dec. 31, 2023. If a person is appointed, their appointment can be till the subsequent election, in November.