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Applications for council seat due Friday

June 13, 2013
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

Poland Village Council is drawing close to filling the unexpired term of former councilman Dave Raspanti. Interested candidates have until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14 to submit a resume for consideration.

Raspanti's seat fell vacant when he agreed to move into the position of zoning administrator with Richard Ames serving as assistant. Prior to his decision to move into that position, Raspanti was one of five registered candidates for the four council seats that are up for election this year.

According to Mayor Tim Sicafuse, there are now an equal number of candidates for the seats up for election.

"We have four running for four council seats," he said.

Sicafuse noted that Council President Joe Mazur, William Dunnavant and attorney Robert Limmer will be running for re-election and former clerk-treasurer Linda Srnec has thrown her hat in the ring for a council seat.

While there are enough candidates running for the four seats, the immediate need is to fill the remaining term of Raspanti, which ends Dec. 31 this year. Council has put the word out for anyone interested, and they have until Friday to drop off a resume.

"You have to be at least 18 and have been a Poland Village resident for at least one year," Sicafuse said.

He did say as of Wednesday of last week there has been one resume submitted and he does expect at least one more prior to the deadline.

Council will interview all applicants who made the deadline during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, prior to the regular council meeting. Sicafuse said a selection will likely be made at the July 2 regular meeting.

He said the candidate will fill out the term and should the person decide to run for the office in November, it might have to be as a write-in candidate.



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