Council draws another letter of interest for vacancies

Jan 24, 2014 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

A fourth Riverton resident has submitted interest in serving on the Riverton City Council, which has two vacancies.

Waylon Oldman's residence on the 1300 block of Redwood Drive would place him in the running for the Ward 1 seat.

One other candidate has filed a letter of interest so far for that vacancy, Phil Lavoie.

All letters detailing interest for either the Ward 1 or Ward 3 openings will be accepted until noon Friday, Jan. 31 at Riverton City Hall. There is no formal application required, simply a letter of identification expressing interest in being appointed.

Interviews are to be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 4 during the regular city council meeting.

Ward 1 serves the area east of Federal Boulevard, and Ward 3 covers area between Gasser Road and some areas south of Riverview Road in west Riverton, along with the area around Riverton Regional Airport.

Letters submitted for Ward 3 are from Lars Baker, who previously held the seat, and Martin Cannan. Baker left the seat in December to comply with a technical requirement related to his Wyoming retirement benefits. He retired recently as the Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor and can re-apply for the council after completing a 30-day separation.

Basic qualifications for individuals wishing to serve on a council seat include being a U.S. citizen, a resident of the city, registered to vote, at least 18 years old, and living in the ward of the vacant seat.

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