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Gering council establishes process to fill vacant seat

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The Gering city council Monday evening formally accepted the resignation of council member Jill McFarland and established a process to name a successor in Ward IV for the last five months of her term.

McFarland mailed a letter June 27th to city officials indicating she was resigning effective immediately. The council determined Monday night they will accept applications through July 23rd from people interested in filling the position through December 8th. They plan to interview candidates during the July 28th meeting.

Phillip Holliday, who is on the general election ballot from Ward IV, indicated Monday night he will express his desire to fill out McFarland's term. Even though she has resigned, McFarland has not filled out a form with the county clerk to take her name off the November ballot.

The council also set sale prices for the two Magnolia modular homes on the city owned McKinley property, and then accepted an offer for the smaller one. The council accepted the $128,000 offer for the home located on 1415 5th Street. They also set a $139,900 price for the other modular home at 1460 6th Street.

The council also said they will get appraisals for the two homes built by the Gering High construction class located at 1455 5th Street and 525 o Street.

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