Parker Town Council is holding a special meeting Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. to decide whether to appoint an interim replacement for the vacant town council seat or move to stage a special election.
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Council must agree on an appointee by Oct. 21 or move to stage a special election early next year. A town council interim appointee must receive at least four “yes” votes from the five remaining councilmembers. Mayor Mike Waid will not vote, as the mayor only votes in tiebreaker scenarios on typical council matters.
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Councilmember Cheryl Poage has been the only member publicly in favor of a special election.
The sixth at-large town council seat opened suddenly when Renee Williams announced her resignation to help take care of her mother in Arizona. Williams, to avoid infection of COVID-19, had been in Arizona since March to care for her mother, she said.
Williams’ resignation was made official Sept. 21. By law, council has 30 days to either appoint a temporary replacement for the vacant council seat or move to stage a special election. Town staff estimate a special election will cost more than $50,000 and likely not take place until spring.
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