Reed Appointed To Fill City Council Vacancy

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MONTROSE, Colo. — Montrose City Councilors voted unanimously to appoint J. David Reed to the City Council’s District III seat Tuesday evening.

Reed’s appointment fills a vacancy left by Roy Anderson who resigned from the council on April 7. During Monday’s work session, councilors interviewed both Reed and Charlane (Charli) Oswald who were both eligible to serve in the district. 

As set forth by the City Charter, the City Council formally votes to appoint a replacement within 30 days of a vacancy. The procedure used to fill vacancies on the City Council is the same as the process used to appoint new members to the city’s Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission. 

To fill the vacancy in the District III City Council seat, applications were accepted from residents of all four districts in the event that the At-Large seat became available during the appointment process.

According to City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo, applications were received from the following individuals by the deadline on Thursday, April 22, 2021:

• Jeff Rice – District II
• Anthony Russo – District – II
• Edward J. Ulibarri – District II
• Charlane (Charli) Oswald – District III
• J. David Reed – District III
• Richard (Rick) L. Fellabaum – District IV
• Kevin Moore – District IV

Because City Councilor Barbara Bynum opted to remain in the At-Large seat, only the two applicants, Reed and Oswald, were eligible for appointment as residents of District III. 

City Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, and Doug Glaspell thanked both the applicants for taking the time to apply for the vacancy. 

For more information about the City Council visit CityofMontrose.org/CityCouncil.

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