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Two have applied for council seat as of Monday

A week into accepting applications for an open city council seat the city of Rosemount has received interest from two residents. Sharon Peterson and Pamela VanderWeil will vie for the seat that will be vacated by Kurt Bills.

Bills was elected to the State House of Representatives and will begin serving in that post in January. The city started taking applications for the position last Wednesday after the council voted on the procedure in which it will use to select a member to replace Bills.

Whoever is selected will serve the remaining two years of Bills' term.

Applications for the seat will be accepted through Dec. 30. The council plans to conduct interviews in mid-January and appoint someone by February.

To be eligible for the position interested parties must have been a resident of Rosemount for at least 30 days, able to vote, and be 21 years of age. Council members are paid $6,396.30 a year.

Candidates can fill out an application and send it to the city clerk via email, fax, or regular mail. Applications are available at city hall or on the city's web site. Applicants can submit a resume as well but it is not required. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

Any questions should be directed to Amy Domeier, the city clerk. Anyone interested in applying can call her at 651-423-4411 ore-mail Applications can be mailed to 2875 145th St. W.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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