Matt Damschroder, the president of Elmore Village Council, was sworn into office as mayor last week following the Oct. 6 death of Lowell Krumnow, who had been mayor since 1994.
Damschroder will serve as mayor until the end of Krumnow’s term in December 2015.
Council is accepting letters of interest from residents interested in filling the council vacancy left by Damschroder becoming mayor.
Letters should be sent to the village at P.O. Box 3, Elmore, OH., 43416.
Damschroder is also one of four candidates listed on the November ballot for four council seats that are open.
The other candidates are Rick Claar, William Kieffer and Tom Deitemeyer.
Since the race isn’t competitive and Damschroder will be mayor, council will also have to choose a replacement for him for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Alvin Roepke is the only candidate for the village’s board of public affairs.
In neighboring Harris Township, four persons are vying for two open seats on the board of trustees: Carol Baker, Dan Laity, Beverly Haar and Steven Holland.
Residents of the township and village will also decide a 4.5-mill, 5-year levy to fund round-the-clock emergency medical service by hiring paramedics.
The township has been relying on part-time emergency medical technicians to be at the station from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and on volunteers during the evenings and weekends.
The second of two public meetings to discuss the levy is scheduled for Oct. 23 at the township fire station, 321 Rice Street, Elmore.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
If passed, the levy will generate approximately $289,500 annually.