Three sign up to run for va­cant seat on city’s Board of Di­rec­tors

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By Michael Burch­fiel Staff Writer mburch­ ■

Three Siloam Springs res­i­dents have reg­is­tered to run for an empty seat on the Board of Di­rec­tors, City Clerk Re­nea El­lis said Thurs­day. The seat was the at-large po­si­tion five on the city board, which isn’t limited to a spe­cific ward.

The can­di­dates for the seat are Reid Car­roll, Jerry Cav­ness and Karl Mounger. Car­roll is the for­mer owner of Bar­nett’s Dairyette, Cav­ness pre­vi­ously served on the board when a seat was va­cated last year, and Mounger is the cur­rent chair­man of Siloam Springs’ Plan­ning and Zon­ing Com­mis­sion/ Board of Ad­just­ments.

Vot­ing for the spe­cial elec­tion will be­gin with an early vot­ing pe­riod from Dec. 5-8 and Dec. 11. Vot­ers can cast bal­lots on those dates at the County Clerk’s of­fice on Lin­coln Street.

On elec­tion day, Dec. 12, reg­is­tered vot­ers can vote at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Com­mu­nity Build­ing in Siloam Springs, Lake­view Bap­tist Church in Cave Springs, or the Rogers and Ben­tonville Court Clerks’ of­fices.

If none of the can­di­dates re­ceive 50 per­cent of the vote, a run-off elec­tion will be held on Jan. 9, 2018.

The fil­ing dead­line for can­di­dacy for the po­si­tion ended on Thurs­day at noon. Can­di­dates sub­mit­ted a form with 50 sig­na­tures from reg­is­tered vot­ers and a $10 fil­ing fee. Can­di­dates were re­quired to have resided in the city for six months, be a reg­is­tered voter and be at least 21 years of age.

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