Buffalo Council Honors Hepp, Declares Vacancy

Buffalo City Council Oct 2011.jpg
Buffalo City Council Oct 2011.jpg

The Buffalo City Council honored the late councilman Bruce Hepp at their meeting Tuesday night, and declared a vacancy in the council, the first step in finding a new council member for the seat left when Hepp passed away suddenly earlier this month.

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess read a prepared statement at the beginning of the council meeting.

After a moment of silence, the council officially declared a vacancy, and then opened discussions on how they would proceed with the search for a new council member.

Legally, the council had a number of options available, ranging from going back to the last election for the candidate with the next highest number of votes, to holding a special election, to appointing someone of their choosing.

The council decided to open the process to any interested citizen in the city, who should submit a letter of interest in the position.

The deadline for taking letters will be November 15th, and the council will screen the applications and a number of candidates will then be brought in for interviews and public meetings to allow the public a chance to comment on the candidates.

For those interested in the position, contact City Hall for more information at 684-5566.

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