Council to Appoint District #2 Replacement
It's surely one of the more important duties performed by our elected officials. In November, the Palm Coast Mayor and City Council will be selecting a successor to District #2 Council Member Frank Meeker who resigned to run for Flagler County Commissioner.
Filling a vacant Council seat constitutes earnest time and consideration from each member of the Council. In accordance with Palm Coast's Constitutional Charter, Council must appoint a successor to an unfilled seat within thirty days of its vacancy – in this case by December 6th. To fulfill their responsibility, they will review applications from residents living within the District #2 boundaries which cover northeast Palm Coast, and areas of Matanzas Woods. Once the Council narrows the candidate pool, they will interview final choices to determine who will be the new Council Member by a majority vote.
Citizens interested in applying are invited to submit an application, letter-of-interest and resume to the Palm Coast City Clerk's office no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 25th. Applicants must be registered voters of Flagler County and maintain residency within the District for at least 45 weeks per year. The appointment will be decided at a special meeting on Tues., Nov. 13th and the new Council Member will be sworn into office at the Tues., Nov. 20th City Council meeting. He/she will serve until Nov., 2014. For application information, contact Virginia Smith at 386-986-3713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.