MONTROSE, MN – The City of Montrose is seeking applicants for city council following the resignation of Councilman Ben Kuehl, which was submitted Dec. 30, and accepted by the council Monday.
“I hope the citizens of Montrose are able to continue to move in a positive direction,” Kuehl’s resignation letter stated in part. “This time has been a great experience but, like all great things, they come to an end. I look forward to seeing many of you throughout our community.”
Mayor Michelle Otto noted that Kuehl resigned due to moving out of Montrose. Kuehl had served on the council for five years. His term was due to expire Dec. 31, 2020, so the seat will be on the ballot in November.
Now, the focus shifts to filling the vacancy.
“Couldn’t we just appoint someone?” Councilman Lloyd Johnson asked.
“We could,” Otto said. “We don’t know who all is interested. We need to look at all members interested.”
Councilman Kirby Moynagh said the council should not appoint someone without the full council present, as Councilman Tom Marszalek was absent.
Interested individuals may find an application on the city website (www.montrose-mn.com) or at Montrose City Hall, 311 Buffalo Ave. S.
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Interviews will take place during a special city council meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Applicants will be contacted Friday, Jan. 24, in order to schedule interview times.
Anyone with questions should contact City Clerk/Treasurer Deb Boelter at email@example.com or 763-575-7422.
For more coverage of this meeting, see Friday’s edition of the Delano Herald Journal.