And then there were three. Three Montrose residents who reside in the city’s First District have thrown their hats in the ring for consideration as the city’s newest Councilor. The deadline to submit an application to be considered for the seat was 6 p.m. on Tuesday. David Romero joins Doug Glaspell and Rae Frank in seeking to fill the vacancy left in the wake of the resignation of Thomas Smits. Montrose City Clerk Lisa DelPicollo says the City Council will interview the applicants during next Tuesday’s Work Session and will make their selection at the start of the Regular Council meeting that immediately follows the Work Session. From there, says Del Piccolo, the new Councilor will serve out the remainder of Smits’ term and then must decide whether they want to attempt retaining the position.
Montrose City Council terms are staggered so a majority turnover in the makeup of the Council is possible every 2-years. Whoever is appointed to join the dais will work with District-2 representative Carol McDermott whose term expires in April, 2014, Bob Nicholson whose term expires in April, 2016, Cathy Ellis whose term expires in April, 2016, and Mayor Judy Ann Files whose term is over in April, 2014.