Want to run for city council?

ESCANABA – The public and council were reminded Thursday that those interested in running for city council in the November election must submit nominating petitions by 4 p.m. on Aug. 13. The reminder was made at council’s regular meeting.

Nominating petitions can be picked up from the city clerk’s office at city hall and must have at least 50 registered voter signatures to be on the Nov. 5 ballot, explained City Clerk Bob Richards.

Three, four-year council seats are expiring and will be up for election.

The seats are currently held by Pat Baribeau, Pete Baker and Mayor Leo Evans.

In a separate ballot issue on Nov. 5, voters will be asked to decide on who will fill two years remaining on a four-year term, added Richards. The term was previously held by Brady Nelson who passed away on June 15. Marc Tall was appointed June 28 to temporarily fill the vacancy until the November election.

Thursday’s council meeting was brief. City Controller Mike Dewar, sitting in for the vacationing city manager, was reappointed to the Escanaba Building Authority. No other action was taken.

Council will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday for a special meeting on a report on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Escanaba. Also attending will be the Escanaba Planning Commission, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Historic District Commission.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in council chambers.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143, jlancour@dailypress.net