Midway byelection set for Dec. 3

A byelection became necessary when Randy Kappes resigned his mayor’s position effective Aug. 2, citing personal reasons

The Village of Midway held a special meeting of council Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of appointing a Chief Elections Officer (CEO) and deciding on a byelection date for the empty mayor’s chair.

Council moved to set the byelection date for Dec. 3, 2016. The byelection must be set for 80 days following the appointment of the CEO. Council appointed Chief Administrative Officer Penny Feist as CEO of the election, and Tami Peters as the Deputy CEO.

There will be a notice of nomination in the coming weeks, followed by a nomination period from Oct. 18-28. Nomination packages will be available for pick-up in the village office during this period, and candidates will be announced Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.

A byelection became necessary when Randy Kappes resigned his mayor’s position effective Aug. 2, citing personal reasons. Kappes served as mayor for eight years, and as village councillor for the previous six years. He was elected to his current four-year term in 2014; whoever is elected will serve two years, the balance of that  term.

At the same meeting, council also passed a resolution to allow the financing of lift attachments needed for the plow truck, which was purchased this year. The blade and sander attachments are key for the use of the plow this winter, and the $29,000 cost will be financed over three years.

“Payment of the finance will be covered through the Public Works Five Year Capital Equipment Budget and repaid by the end of the three-year term with no right for renewal,” the resolution read.

 

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