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The Special Election Issue

How Should City Council Fill Vacancy?

The Kimball City Council was scheduled to meet this week on Tuesday evening.

Several significant items appeared on the agenda, including under Current Business this item: “Approve and Authorize Special Election to fill Council vacancy on such date as required or allowed per statute.”

At issue was whether the three sitting members of the Kimball City Council should decide to fill the fourth seat by a special election. Filling some vacancies without elections has not gone smoothly for the city this past year.

At the time that this article was written, no decision on the special election h...