Walbridge residents who’d like to be considered for two vacant seats on village council should submit letters of interest to Jan Sawaya, council president.
Letters can be mailed to the Walbridge Municipal Building, 111 N. Main Street, Walbridge, O. 43465; or faxed to 419-661-8458 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to Sawaya’s attention.
The seats became vacant when Dan Wilczynski forfeited the mayor’s seat and council president Ed Kolanko assumed the office and Pat Fox resigned his council seat.
Sawaya was elected by her peers to be council president when Kolanko resigned his seat to become mayor.
Council has 30 days to fill the vacancies, otherwise the mayor will be required to appoint someone.
Fox’s resignation from council is effective Jan. 14 and Kolanko’s is Jan. 16.
Appointees will fill the duration of the terms, which expire at the end of 2013.
Wilczynski forfeited the mayor’s seat after council received a legal opinion that Ohio law requires members of public bodies to attend at least three-fifths of their meetings over a two-year period. His private sector job required him to be out of town often.