Applications available for Battle Creek commission

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The Battle Creek City Commission is taking applications to fill the vacancy created when Commissioner Dave Walters stepped own.

Walters, also the city’s vice mayor, resigned Sunday, saying personal and professional factors may affect his ability to serve the city. He had represented the city’s Ward 5 since 2010.

People who live in Ward 5 and are interested in being appointed serve the remainder of Walters’ term, which runs through 2020, can apply now. Application information is available on the city’s website and applications are due July 27 at the City Clerk’s Office, 10 N. Division St., Suite III, Battle Creek, MI, 49014.

Qualified candidates will be interviewed July 31 during a special meeting of the city commission. It’s possible commissioners will vote then to choose someone, or they may decide to scheule further interviews.

Once the Ward 5 vacancy is filled, which the mayor previously told 24 Hour News 8 must happen within 30 days, the commission will elect a new vice mayor from among its ranks.

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