Archive for Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Only one city council member interested in retaining post

December 27, 2006

Three seats on the Basehor city council are open for the April elections.

But it appears that newcomers will be filling at least two of those positions.

Only one council member, Iris Dysart, plans to file for re-election. Council member Bill Hooker and president John Bonee said they are opting out.

Mayor Chris Garcia said nobody else has indicated they are interested in running.

The filing deadline is noon Jan. 23.

Candidates may file at Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or at the county clerk's office at the courthouse, 300 Walnut, Leavenworth, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They must pay a $5 filing fee or present a petition with 25 signatures of Basehor residents who are registered to vote.

Dysart emphasized that the city needs good people to serve on the council and make decisions for the city. She said there is a large time commitment and a lot of research involved in being a council member.

"We need people who have the time because it takes a great deal of time," she said. "It's going to take a committed, dedicated person to be on the council."

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