Chelsea council candidate order, location chosen for Tuesday interviews
Six candidates will interview Tuesday for an open seat on the Chelsea City Council and one of these residents will take office on July 10 as the city's newest official.
The vacancy is a result of the resignation of Bill Holmberg who was forced to leave City Council because of increased job commitments and a change of residence outside the city.
The special meeting will take place at the Washington Street Education Center in Room 114 beginning at 7 p.m. with the City Council interviewing Charlie Burgess first.
His interview will be followed by Jerry Hayes at 7:30 p.m., Warren McArthur at 8 p.m., Palmer Morrel-Samuels at 8:30 p.m., Marcia Parker at 9 p.m. and Paul Wiklanski at 9:30.
The candidate interviews will begin with a brief opening statement from the applicants to be followed by a question-and-answer session with each candidate answering “no more than two specific questions,” by council members.
Any remaining time would be used for follow-up questions, according to the council vacancy process unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday night.
Each candidate will be interviewed separately and those applying will be asked not to attend other candidate’s sessions “out of courtesy,” so no one knows what questions they’ll be asked. The new council member will be chosen by a majority vote, and the applicant’s term will begin July 10 and expire in November 2015.