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City takes applications for Council job
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

River Falls decided at the April 23 City Council meeting to fill a vacancy on the council by accepting applications until May 15, holding interviews then appointing one of the candidates to fill the seat until the term expires in April 2014.

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Sitting at-large Council Member David Cronk ran successfully for the District 1 seat after former multiple-term council member Tom Caflisch declined to run for re-election in District 1 this year.

The City Council decided at its meeting that the best way to fill the seat was to not hold a special election that would cost taxpayer money and only fill the seat until April 2014.

The vacant seat leaves six city council members who can potentially vote in a 3-3 tie. If they did, the usually non-voting mayor casts the tiebreaking vote. Mayor Dan Toland could also veto whatever decision the Council makes on filling the seat; it could then override the mayor's veto with five votes.

The council and mayor set a goal of voting someone into the job soon, possibly at the May 28 meeting.

River Falls posted the application to its web site: www.rfcity.org. A copy of it is also attached to this story.

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