Here is my statement about tonight’s meeting. We must do everything by the book - no matter what. pic.twitter.com/36weYW6LGm— Sam Page (@DrSamPage) April 29, 2019
—In filling any such vacancy, the Council shall proceed in the following manner: The Chairman of the Council shall notify the Council at the next regular meeting after such vacancy occurs, that the office or position has become vacant. He shall then order the County Clerk to place the matter of the vacancy on the order of business for the next succeeding regular meeting of the Council.What is undisputed: the County Council is tasked with choosing the replacement, and it needs to be a Democrat (since that was Stenger's party).
At such next regular meeting, the Chairman, upon reaching the item in the order of business, shall call for nominations for such office or position. Any member of the Council may nominate a person to fill the position or office by stating: "I wish to place in nomination for the position (or office) of _______ the following named person _______." A motion that the nominations are closed shall not be in order at said first regular meeting following the meeting at which the Chairman notifies the Council of the vacancy.
The County Clerk shall place the names of the persons nominated on the order of business for the next succeeding regular meeting, which shall not be less than two (2) weeks following the meeting at which the Chairman notified the Council of the vacancy.
At said next regular meeting, two (2) weeks following the meeting at which the Chairman notifies the Council of the vacancy, the Chairman shall ask if there are further nominations or additional nominations, which shall be made in the same manner as set forth hereinabove. After a reasonable time has elapsed and it appears to the Chairman that there are no further nominations, the Council shall proceed with the election to fill the vacant position or office or may, by majority vote of those present, postpone the election to some later date, which date shall be specified in the motion to postpone the election; provided, however, that said election shall not be postponed for more than two (2) weeks.
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