Applicants sought to fill South St. Paul council vacancy

After a council member resigned to start serving as a district court judge, the South St. Paul City Council is looking for another member.

South St. Paul residents are invited to apply for the vacancy by obtaining an application from the city clerk's office, 125 Third Ave. N., or by downloading the application on the city's website, The term of the vacancy will expire Jan. 1, 2017.

The application asks applicants to include a resume, detailing educational achievements, work experience and community involvement, and an explanation of why the applicant would like to serve on the city council.

The application and resume are due by Nov. 17 to the city clerk's office. 

Questions can be directed to city clerk Christy Wilcox at 651-554-3204. 

The council posted the vacancy on its website Oct. 21, and, following a schedule set out by city charter, will accept applications through Nov. 17, and then select an appointee Dec. 1. 

Chris Lehmann, who began serving on the council in 2003, resigned from the position in order to start a judgeship in the state's first judicial district, which includes Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley counties. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed him to the bench. 

His last meeting was Oct. 6. 

—Kaitlyn Roby

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