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Cadiz Village Council to be short two council members

Photo Provided The seats of Cadiz Councilmen Dan Ossman and Chase Smith will become vacant Jan. 1 after neither man decided to run for reelection in November and no candidates filed to fill the position. Council is now accepting letters of interest from residents interested in filling the posts. Those interested can send letters to 128 Court St., Cadiz.

CADIZ — Cadiz Village Council will soon be short two members after a pair of officials opted not to run for reelection in November.

Council had four open seats up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election with only one candidate on the ballot and another write-in candidate seeking positions. Council members John Vermillion, Terry Capers, Owen Smith and Dan Ossman were up for reelection this year; however, only Vermillion opted to run for reelection and was included as a write-in on the ballot. He received 84 votes. Salvatore Deluca was on the ballot and received 185 votes; he will begin his first term Jan. 1.

The term of the fifth member, Councilman Billy Hyde, will expire in 2024.

Mayor John Migliore said the village is now looking for two residents to fill the remaining openings at the start of the new year.

“Anyone that may have an interest in being on council can send a letter of interest to me,” he said.

Migliore said they are looking for people who have an expressed interest in the community and its residents.

“And who wants to see it move forward,” he added.

An applicant must be a resident of the village to qualify.

Those interested in applying for one of the two vacancies can send letters of interest to Migliore at the municipal building, located at 128 Court St., Cadiz, OH 43907. The deadline for applications is Jan. 1.

The position must be filled within 30 days of the seats opening or the decision will be left to the mayor. Once letters are received, council will interview the applicants, vote and appoint two interested parties to fill the seats. Migliore did not specify when council will name the new members.

Council next meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the municipal building.

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