5 apply for open Scottsbluff City Council seat

A total of five individuals have submitted letters of interest in the process to fill the seat on the Scottsbluff City Council vacated by Mike Deibert.

The city received letters from Stateline Producers Cooperative CPA Liz Hilyard, local businessman Pete Marez, Country Auto Sales Office Manager Michael Mawhinney, Roosevelt Public Power District General Manager Dennis Duffield, and Regional West Medical Center nurse F. Jordan Colwell.

The applications were accepted through this past Wednesday, and now the council will begin setting up interview times for each person who's name has been submitted. It is then hoped that a new council member can be selected at the December 4th meeting.

The the appointed individual will then serve on the council until December 2014 unless elected to continue in the seat during the November 2014 general election.

This process follows the departure of councilman Mike Deibert, who moved to Lincoln with a job promotion through Nebraska Machinery. Shortly prior to Deibert's departure, councilman Dave Boeckner also left the council for a move to Lincoln. The council had just completed the process to fill Boeckner's seat on the council with Mark McCarthy.

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