The City of Comer will hold a special municipal election Tuesday, March 19, for council seat District 2.
The term of office will end on December 31, 2015
According to the city web page, candidates for councilperson must be at least 18 years of age, must be a resident and registered voter of the district for which they qualify. Qualifying will begin on Monday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 a.m. and will close on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Comer City Hall at 70 Hwy. 72 E, Comer during normal business hours which will be 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
The qualifying fee is $45.
The council discussed the upcoming election at its February meeting.
The council voted to allow the mayor to appoint a qualified elections supervision to oversee the election. Madison County Judge Cody Cross is a possibility.
In other business, Chief Dennis Bell reported that a series of car break-ins are under investigation. His department issued eight incident reports, 34 citations and served thirty warrants. He reported that the Special Olympics torch is scheduled to pass through Comer and volunteers to carry the torch are needed.
The council chose to take no action on the land locked track on West Pine for the time being. The land is being studied as a possible site for a fifth well.
The city is applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) to repair 8,526 feet of sewer lines on the bottom end of the city’s system as the start of a complete rebuild of the system. The council voted to add this project to the city’s short-term work plan. Also on the plan is the completion of work on South Hill Street and other street projects. A public hearing on these projects will be held prior to the March city council meeting.