Election will fill vacant council post

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By Carolyn Ten Broeck, Editor

Williston voters will make a special trip to the polls this fall to select a new council member after the abrupt resignation of Jerry Robinson at the conclusion of the July 17 meeting.

Robinson, the council’s president, was last elected in March 2011 and tendered his resignation last week citing personal reasons.

Since then the city clerk, also charged with handling city elections, has been preparing data for the council so it can call a special meeting when it convenes at its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7, according to Mayor Gerald Hethcoat.

At that meeting, the council will decide when to set the date of the election and begin advertising the notice, the mayor said. Once the call is issued, Hethcoat said, the election will be held within 60 days.

 The election will fill Robinson’s expired term in April 2013.