Ocean Shores council to fill vacant seat

City Council will pick new member at Monday’s meeting

The Ocean Shores City Council will choose on Monday, Sept. 26, a new candidate to fill the vacant Position 6 on the council.

As of Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, two individuals — Peggy Jo Faria and Richard Wills — have submitted their applications for the seat, according to city Clerk Sara Logan.

The seat has been vacant since August, when Bob Peterson resigned from the council. The city announced it was taking applications for the seat on Aug. 22, and the application period for the seat ended Friday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.

At Monday’s council meeting, the applicants will present their qualifications — in an order randomly selected by the council on Friday — to the council for three minutes, and the council will recess into an executive session for a discussion.

Then, an existing council member will be given the opportunity — by way of a name hand-picked from a container — to nominate an applicant of their choosing.

The council member may nominate an applicant or pass to a fellow council member.

Once an applicant receives a nomination, a majority’s vote from the rest of the council will confirm or reject the nomination. If not enough members vote to approve the nomination, the council will repeat the nomination process.

The applicant that receives a majority of “yes” votes will be sworn in and take their Position 6 seat. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.