City Council seeks applicants for mayoral appointment

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

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.