Grovetown city officials have set a special election to fill the vacant city council seat of the late Grovetown City Councilwoman Marjorie Adams.
Adams, 79, died Feb. 12 from complications from a Dec. 8 stroke. She spent 14 years serving on the city council.
Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau said it will be strange to see someone else sitting in Adams' seat. The special election is scheduled for July 18. Residents will elect someone to fill the remaining year and a half of Adams' term, which expires at the end of 2007.
Trudeau said no one has officially announced intentions to run for the seat because qualifying begins Monday.
Qualifying for the seat runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"I've heard three people who sounded positive they may run for her (Adams') seat," Trudeau said.
Beasley said candidates must be 25 years old, registered voters and Grovetown residents for at least one year. Those filing to run for the position will be required to pay a $108 qualifying fee.
The Harlem City Council announced a change at Monday's monthly meeting. The council, which currently meets on the second Monday of each month, has changed the meeting day.
The city council will now meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, beginning in May. The first meeting on the new date will be May 15. The city council work session, which is open to the public, will continue to be held the Thursday before the city council meeting, said Jean Dove, the city manager.
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