Notice is hereby given that the City of Clarkfield will hold a Public Hearing on:September 14th at 7:00 pm at the Clarkfield City HallThis will be an informational meeting to discuss adopting Ordinance No. 2015_0914An Ordinance For Mayor To Fill Vacancy in Term Expiring 12/31/2016All residents and property owners in the Clarkfield area are encouraged to attend.The Council will hold a special meeting after the public hearing to make a decision on the ordinance.
September 14:Public Hearing for New Ordinance to hold a special election.September 15: Notify media sources of filing dates.September 30: 8 a.m. two-week filing for candidacy period opens.October 14: 5 p.m. filing for candidacy closes.October 15: Remit candidate(s) names to County Auditor's OfficeOctober 16: Last date for candidate(s) to remove name from ballot.October 21: City Clerk to verify ballot proofs.October 23: Absentee Voting OpenOctober 26:Printed ballots delivered to City ClerkDecember 3:Public accuracy test on M-100 counters.December 8: Precinct voting supplies delivered and set up.December 9: Election Day 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. polls open.December 10: Precinct voting supplies picked up by Clerk/Public Works staff.December 15: Board of Canvass convenes.
The City Council has appointed Gene Kockelman as the Mayor of Clarkfield until the Council canvasses the results of the special election on December 15th.
MAYOR POSITION VACANCYThe City of Clarkfield isaccepting applications from citizens interested in an appointment to fill theremaining term of a council position.The term will expire after the special election results come in. The Council may appoint anyindividual who is eligible for election to the office of City Council. To be eligible a person must be a U.S.citizen, a resident of the City and at least 21 years old. The Council is not obligated to appoint anycandidate previously defeated in an election for the office. (MN Const. ArticleVII subd 6.)Application forms are due by August31st, and are available at the City Office, 812 10th Ave Suite 1, POBox 278, Clarkfield, MN 56223, by calling 320-669-4435, or by clicking the Council Application on our website clarkfield.org. Applications will be reviewed and interviewsconducted prior to making the appointment to fill the position.
The Regular Council Meeting on September 1st, 2015 will be moved to Monday, August 31st starting at 7:00 pm.
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At the Council meeting on August 18,2015, the Council chose to hold a special election in order to fill the vacancy of the Mayor. The first step in this process will be to create an ordinance that specifies the circumstances under which such an election will be held. Once this process is complete, a timeline will be presented and available to the public on important dates for the election. If you have any questions, please contact the City Office at 320-669-4435.
Clarkfield City Hall904 10th AvenueClarkfield, MN 56223Tel: (320) 669-4435Fax: (320) 669-4815
County: Yellow MedicineMayor: Albert GatesPopulation: 944 (2000 Census)Zip Code: 56223Area Code: 320