MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) — Marquette City Commission is working on filling a seat.
According to Marquette City Clerk this is the 5th vacancy since 2017 for the commission to fill.
The City Charter stipulates the Commission has 60 days to decide how to fill the open vacancy.
Kyle Whitney, “Technically they have the option at any time in the case of appointing the vacancy or having an election, but elections are I would say are a pretty heavy lift they are very expensive.”)
The City Clerk says the cost to hold an election, for a single vacancy can cost about 20-thousand dollars.
To be eligible one must reside in the City of Marquette, be a registered voter for 1 year of appointment and cannot owe the City any money.
Applications can be found on the City’s website, and will be accepted until January 24th.