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Council Looking To Fill Vacancy

Baliman Submits Resignation

The City of Kimball is looking to fill a vacancy on the Kimball City Council as a result of the resignation of council President Kim Baliman.

Baliman’s letter of resignation was made available to the public on a table at the April 20 council meeting. She referred to matters surrounding the mayoral recall petition as among the factors in her decision.

As for the vacancy, residents wishing to submit their name must do so by 4:30 p.m. May 14. Letters must include the applicant’s name, address, phone number, email address, reasons for interest in filling the unexpired term, and goals for the future of Kimball.

The vacancy occurred on Monday, April 19, a day before the council meeting. Mayor Keith Prunty, Kimball City Council members, City Attorney Matt Turman and City Clerk/Treasurer Annette Brower were informed Monday by an email from Baliman that she was resigning. She did not attend the meeting Tuesday.

In November 2016, Baliman won a tight race for City Council. She was re-elected to the council in November 2020 and has since served as council president. Her term to be filled expires in December 2024.