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Minnetonka will have a vacancy in the at-large City Council Seat B when Patty Acomb joins the Minnesota Legislature in early January. Three years remain in the seat's four year term.
The City Council is now considering whether to hold a special election on April 9 to fill that seat for the remainder of the term, or to appoint an interim council member which does not require a competitive application process. If there is an interim appointment, the seat will be on the ballot in November (and if 3+ candidates file, it would also be on the primary ballot in August).
Minnetonka residents may contact the City Council to express their thoughts on the process for filling this vacancy before the January 7, 2019 meeting of the Minnetonka City Council.
For more information on this question, please review the Dec. 3, 2018 City Council meeting video for the Council Members' comments (starting at timestamp 1:14), and the staff report below. The City Council will continue the discussion at the Dec. 17, 2018 City Council Meeting. See the staff report at the end of the Agenda Packet-Part 1 for information.Your comments before the Dec. 17th meeting would be valuable to the Council Members.
Dec 17 Packet: https://eminnetonka.com/agendas-minutes/council-meetings
Mayor Brad Wiersum 612-723-3907 email@example.com
Deb Calvert 612-205-5399 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Acomb 952-807-8635 email@example.com
Bob Ellingson 612-741-5706 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Schack 612-590-3735 email@example.com
Mike Happe 952-607-8559 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Bergstedt 612-598-8544 email@example.com
Our Secretary Sharon Borine created this lovely ornament and our President Peggy Kvam added to the Eden Prairie Sharing Tree on Saturday, November 24. You can learn more about the Sharing Tree at the Eden Prairie News website.
Citizenship Ceremony Voter Registration Drives
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters can be a welcoming presence at Naturalization Ceremonies as we register new citizens to vote. For the past 20 years, our volunteers (many of whom are new members!) have:
Ceremony Calendar If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Stuthman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials
The 2018 update of Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials (2018_citizen_directory.pdf) is now available. This handy tri-fold brochure provides contacts for our local, state and federal public servants. Let your voice be heard! There is also information on voting.
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