The vacancy on the Macomb Park Board might remain unfilled until after the election in April of 2013.
The seat has been vacant since the death of former board president Lois Nickson in August of last year.
Board members have discussed filling the seat. But board president John Hemmingway told fellow commissioners this month that it is time to end the search. He said, “The president asks for consent that, failing anybody stepping forward to volunteer, that we proceed without actively soliciting a fifth member for the remainder of that term.”
The field of candidates for a vacant seat on the Fort Madison City Council continues to grow.
The opening was created by the resignation of Alderman At-Large Brad Randolph upon his appointment as Mayor. He replaced Steve Ireland, who passed away last month.
Six men have applied for the position, including two former aldermen.
Former alderman Neil Boeding feels his experience on the city council would be a value as the panel continues to move the city in what he describes as a “positive direction.”