CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR WARD 2 VACANCY
The City of Urbana is accepting applications for the Urbana City Council seat vacated by Ward 2 Alderman Eric Jakobsson (D-Urbana).
Per state law, Mayor Marlin has up to 60 days from the date of a council member’s resignation to recommend an appointment to the City Council to fill the remainder of the term which ends May 3, 2021. The Urbana City Council must vote on the appointment within 30 days. Mayor Marlin hopes to recommend a replacement in mid-July to minimize the amount of time the seat is vacant.
The City Council application packet is available online here: Ward 2 Fillable Application for City Council Seat. Fillable application forms and paper application forms may also be requested at: CityClerk@urbanaillinois.us. Printed copies are also available at The Urbana Free Library's Curbside Pickup service on Elm Street https://urbanafreelibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup#overlay-context - just call during regular Curbside hours, and staff will bring an application out to you.
Deadline for applying is 5 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020. Legal qualifications for the office established by state statute include the following:
1. Must be eligible to vote in municipal elections.
2. Must have resided in Ward 2 for at least one year preceding the appointment (Ward 2 map below).
3. Must not owe any delinquent taxes, fees, or fines to the City of Urbana at the time the oath of office is taken.
4. Must not have been convicted of a felony in any U.S. court.
Applicants must be available to attend City Council meetings every Monday evening and upon occasion for other events and activities.