SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council has officially opened a vacant Council seat for applications from city residents.
The seat was vacated when former Councilman Levi Dominguez resigned to pursue a career with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.
Currently, two people from Ward 3 — Val Burgess and Planning Commissioner Thayer Shafer — have applied for the position. However, the Council decided at its meeting Monday that applications will be taken from residents citywide since the ward system has been replaced by an at-large system of representation.
By a vote of 5-0, the Council decided to begin accepting applications immediately and hold interviews and a vote on the candidates at its meeting April 7.
Anyone who is interested should submit a letter of interest and a resume to City Clerk Scott Badley before April 7.
Badley said the Council will decide on April 7 if it wishes to fill the seat with someone from Ward 3 or with an at-large representative.
Whoever is appointed to the seat will fill it until the general election in November. At that point, the seat will be up for election and whoever fills it will finish Dominguez’s term through 2016.
Whoever is appointed to the seat in April will have to run for election if they wish to continue in the position.