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December 30, 2013
FALLS CITY — Those wanting to apply for the vacancy on the Falls City City Council have until Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. to turn in an application.
Former city councilor Alyssa Reynolds was removed from office on Dec. 11 by the remaining members of the Falls City City Council for poor attendance at council meetings. Reynolds was sworn in in January and missed six of 13 meeting since, including four in a row since September.
Per the Falls City charter, a councilor can be removed from office after missing three consecutive meetings.
The council declared the position vacant Dec. 11 and has begun accepting applications.
So far, one candidate have has applied. Those wishing to serve must be a registered voter and a resident of Falls City.
All candidates for the position will be interviewed in a "candidate forum" during the council's regular meeting at the Falls City Community Center, 320 N. Main St., on Feb. 13. Candidates will be asked prepared questions, followed by a session for council members to ask follow-up questions.
A new councilor, who will serve the remainder of Reynolds' term until December 2016, will be selected by a vote of the council at its March 13 meeting.
To download an application, go to www.fallscityoregon.gov.
For more information: Falls City City Hall, 503-787-3631.