The North Liberty City Council is seeking applicants to fill the city’s mayoral seat vacancy. An application is available to download, or at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle. Applications are due to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in person at City Hall or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council plans to consider candidates for appointment at its regular meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the city council chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.
The vacancy, created by Mayor Amy Nielsen’s election to the Iowa House of Representatives, must be filled by a North Liberty resident at least 18 years old. The appointment will last into November 2017 or until the next city special election, whichever comes first.
Residents can require a special election to fill the vacancy by filing a petition containing the signatures of 26 North Liberty residents over the age of 18. Such a petition can be filed with the City Clerk any time between now and 14 days following an appointment. The signatures can have been collected at any time. A special election is estimated to cost between $3,500 and $5,000, according to the office of the Johnson County Auditor.