City Council applications due at 5 p.m. today

Grand Junction residents seeking to serve on the City Council have until 5 p.m. today to turn in applications to be considered for the post.

Anyone interested in applying for the seat must be:

■  18 years old or older.

■  A resident of Grand Junction for at least the past year.

■  A registered voter in Grand Junction.

The at-large position was vacated by former councilor Rick Brainard, who resigned last month. The term is up April 2015, at which time the seat will be filled by an election. Current councilors will appoint the new member.

Applicants should include a resume, a letter of interest and contact information to the Grand Junction city clerk at 250 N. Fifth St. The office is open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The City Council expects to choose a candidate during a Sept. 5 meeting.

As of Thursday morning, four candidates had applied for the council post: former Mesa County Sheriff Riecke Claussen; former City Councilor Tom Kenyon, current Grand Junction Planning Commissioner Reginald Wall, and Home Loan and Investment Co. Chief Financial Officer Michael Coltharp.

For questions about the appointment process, call the Grand Junction City Clerk’s office at 244-1509.


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