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Board incumbents Taylor, Wyse won’t seek re-election

Upcoming election, water/sewer rates hikes concern Orrick council

By Liz Johnson, Richmond News Staff Writer

The replacement of the two city council seats opening this year and raising the water and sewer rates, were the main topics of Monday’s Orrick Board of Aldermen meeting.

The council seats of Shirley Taylor and Todd Wyse expire this year. Both stated at the meeting that they are not seeking re-election. City clerk Deanna Hufford said that as of Monday, no one has signed up to run for city council.

Hufford said that if no one signs up to fill the vacant seats, those who have write-ins on the ballot may take the seats. If there are no write-ins, Mayor Roger Thomas has the authority to appoint people to the vacant seats.

Either way, anyone who is a write-in or appointee must first agree to sit on the council.

Candidates must have lived within Orrick city limits for at least a year and have their taxes paid in full. All additional qualifications can be found at Orrick City Hall.

The complete story is in the Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Richmond News.

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