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City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy

City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy

 The City Council of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania seeks interested candidates to fill a council vacancy representing the At Large of the City.  The vacancy must be filled by appointment of Council within 30 days of February 26, 2018.  The appointee will serve till the first regularly scheduled meeting after the special election that will be scheduled to coincide with an election held more than 60 days after the vacancy occurred.

Pursuant to Section 2-202 candidates must meet the following qualifications to serve on the City Council: A member of the City Council, hereinafter referred to as a “Council member,” shall be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter of the city and a resident for at least one year preceding nomination; must retain such status during the term of office for which elected; should not have been convicted of any crime classified as a misdemeanor of the second class or higher; and must not otherwise be disqualified from office by the terms of this Charter or by laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For this council seat the candidate must be a resident of the 2nd  ward of the City of Coatesville.

The process and time-line for selecting a person to be appointed is as follows:  Council will select candidates for interview.  Letters of interest due by March 12, 2018. Selected candidate interviews shall be conducted on March 19, 2018.  Council deliberations and appointment of the successful candidate shall occur by or on March 26, 2018 immediately following the candidate interviews and shall be in public session of Council.  The appointed candidate shall take the oath and be seated immediately upon appointment.

Qualified residents of the At Large of the City of Coatesville who desire to be appointed to the Council vacancy are urged to apply.  To be considered a candidate shall submit to City Council,  a letter of interest which describes the reasons that the candidate desires to serve on Council and why the candidate believes they are well suited to serve, along with a resume that describes the candidate’s education, experience, employment history, accomplishments and knowledge, skills and abilities.  The letter and resume should be or mailed to the attention of the city manager at:



Or mailed to: City Manager

Council Vacancy Appointment

One City Hall Place

Coatesville, PA 19320