JONESVILLE — Voters in the Town of Jonesville will go to the polls in September for a special election to fill a seat on the Jonesville Town Council left vacant by a councilman’s resignation earlier this month.
In a letter to Mayor Ernest Moore and the town council, Councilman Robert W. Hill announced that “it is with great regret that I inform you that I am resigning from my position as a Council Member of The Jonesville Town Council for Family and Personal reasons. Please accept this formal resignation effective on this day, June 12, 2017. I will treasure the opportunity to have served as a Council Member for My Town and My Community.”
Hill’s resignation leaves his council seat vacant and Town Clerk April Smith said that the town has scheduled a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to fill that seat.
Smith said that filing for candidates interested in running for the seat will open at noon on Friday, June 30, and close at noon on Monday, July 10. She said that candidates for the seat must be 18 years of age, a resident of the town, and a registered voter.
Candidates running for town council in Jonesville must pay a $25 fee to do so.
Smith said that persons interest in running for the seat may file to do so at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Jonesville Municipal Complex. She said the Clerk’s Office is open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
For more information call the Jonesville Town Clerk’s Office at 864-674-5746.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.