Sept. 17 deadline to file for two openings on Cambridge Council

Barb McBreen

Two seats on the Cambridge city council will be up for re-election. Both Mike Macki and Rhiannon Taylor’s seats will be up for re-election this Nov. 3. Macki plans to run again and Taylor is undecided. Candidates who wish to have their name on the ballot need to submit nomination papers with 10 signatures to the Story County Auditor by Sept. 17.

The council consists of five members and a mayor. Currently, Scott DeYoung serves as mayor and the other three council members include Dave Thom, Dan Mortensen and Steve Kovarik. All of those seats will be open in 2017.

Copies of nomination papers are available at the Cambridge city clerk’s office, Story County auditor’s office or on the Secretary of State’s website at http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/CityElections.html.

Nomination papers must be filed with the control county auditor during the filing period. They cannot be filed before or after the filing period. The filing period begins Aug. 24, and ends Sept. 17, at 5 p.m.

Other business from the Cambridge City council on Aug. 10:

- The council voted unanimously to purchase a lot from the Nazareth Lutheran Church. The lot sits north of the city building on Race St. The council will pay $20,000, plus survey and abstract fees.

- The council renewed its rescue services contract with Story County Animal Control.

- The next council meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, due to the Labor Day holiday.