SEMINOLE — Qualifying for two seats on the City Council opens Dec. 1 and ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 15. A packet of information will be available at the city clerk's office in City Hall, 9199 113th St. N, starting the week before the qualifying period begins. Candidates must be a resident of Seminole and must have been a registered voter in Seminole for at least one year before qualifying.
The two seats up for grabs are held by Bob Matthews and John Count. The term of office will be three years and eight months. Council members meet at least twice a month and are responsible for setting the budget and for establishing city policy. They earn $5,562 a year. Seminole has about 18,000 residents and an operating budget of about $15.2 million. The election is March 8. For information, contact Rose Benoit, city clerk, (727) 391-0204, ext. 102, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KENNETH CITY — Qualifying for the March municipal elections in Kenneth City opens Dec. 10 and closes at noon Dec. 17. Election packets can be picked up the day qualifying opens at Town Hall, 6000 54th Ave. N. Candidates should bring a driver's license and voter ID card. Candidates must have been residents of Kenneth City for at least two years and be a registered voter.
Two council seats, currently held by Ron Sneed and Allen Schopp, are on the ballot. Council members serve two-year terms and are paid $300 per month. Council members meet at least twice a month and each is responsible for one of the town departments.
Kenneth City has about 4,500 residents and an operating budget of about $2.2 million. The election is March 8. For information, call Janet Tobias, (727) 498-8948 or e-mail her at email@example.com.