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Marengo looking for alderman candidates to fill City Council vacancy

MARENGO – After Marengo Alderman James Regelin's resignation, the city is looking for candidates to fill his position on the City Council.

Marengo Mayor Don Lockhart is responsible for filling the vacant seat in Ward 1 with the council’s consent, according to a notice on the city’s website. Interested residents who live in Ward 1 should contact Lockhart by April 30 to be considered for the appointment.

Regelin was required to resign from his seat because he’s moving outside of Ward 1, which covers the southwest portion of the city.

The city is divided into four wards, with two aldermen serving in each one. A map of wards can be found on the city’s website, cityofmarengo.com.

Regelin served on the council for about a year and submitted his resignation March 31.

Lockhart must fill the position within 60 days, and the appointment is expected to be considered at the May 23 City Council meeting.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a continuous resident of Ward 1 for the past year, according to the notice. The appointment will last until May 2017, and a special election will be held in April 2017 to fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term position.

Lockhart can be reached at Marengo City Hall, 132 E. Prairie St., and at 815-568-7112.

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