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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Accepting Applications for City Council Vacancy

Council Member Daniel Batcheldor has announced his resignation from the City Council effective June 1, 2022, at which time a vacancy on the City Council will occur. The vacant council seat has a remaining unexpired term that will end on November 22, 2022. Pursuant to Article III, Section 10 of the City Charter, the remaining council members shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy. The City Council will consider the appointment at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 7, 2022.

The City Council will accept applications for appointment to the vacant council seat until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2022. All applications must be received by the City Clerk, and fingerprinting completed, prior to the end of the application period. The application form and instructions are available at City Hall and may be found at the following link:  Application for City Council Vacancy 

You may request that an application be sent to you by contacting the City Clerk at 321-837-7774 or by e-mail at chanscom@westmelbourne.gov.

Article III, Section 10 of the West Melbourne City Charter provides, in pertinent part:

A vacancy in the office of any city council member other than the mayor shall occur upon death, resignation, removal from office as authorized by law, or forfeiture of office of such a council member. A vacancy in the office of city council member shall be filled as follows:

(1) Ninety (90) days or more prior to the next regularly scheduled city council election. When a vacancy on the city council occurs ninety (90) days or more prior to the next generally scheduled city council election, the council shall appoint a person to serve until the next regularly scheduled city council election, at which time a person shall be elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term, if any.

(2) Within ninety (90) days of the next regularly scheduled city council election. When a vacancy on the city council occurs within ninety (90) days of the next generally scheduled city council election, the council shall appoint a person to serve the remainder of the unexpired term for the vacant seat.

(3) Any appointment of a person to serve as a council member shall be by the affirmative vote of at least four (4) council members, with each member having but one vote. Such a person shall meet the qualifications for council members specified in this Charter.

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