At a Port Huron City Council meeting Monday night, the council swore in its new and returning members. Three council seats were filled by Council Members Sherry Archibald, Teri Lamb, and Robert Mozurak with Archibald named Mayor Pro-Tem. Pauline Repp was sworn in as well to continue serving as the City of Port Huron’s mayor for another two years.
Since Lisa Beedon won a seat on the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners and will take that position in January, she will vacate her seat on the Council. None of the other candidates running for Port Huron City Council received 25% of the vote; therefore, the City Council will be accepting Letters of Interest from the community when Beedon resigns.
According to its Charter, the Port Huron City Council must consist of the mayor and six Council Members. If a vacancy occurs, and no candidate from the preceding election received at least 25% of the total ballots cast in that election, the City Council “shall solicit and consider letters of interest from qualified and registered City electors who are qualified to fill the vacancy.”
After the letters have been received, the Council has 45 days to vote on a new member, and the candidate must receive at least 4 votes to win the seat.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand