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Former council member adds name to list for vacancy consideration

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Betty Malicki has been added to the list for Ward 1, Riverton residents interested in filling the vacant Riverton city council seat this year.

Malicki is a former council member who served one four-year term after being elected in 1994. She resides on the 400 block of North14th Street on the east side of the city.

She now serves on the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee formed by the city last year to make recommendations to the mayor and council on the use of the optional 1 percent sales tax.

The Ward 1 seat was vacated in December when Eric Heiser resigned to accept a new job in Utah. The new council member would fill the remaining of his term and then could run for the seat. Malicki is now in the list with Phil Lavoie, Waylon Oldman and Kyle Larson.

Ward 3 also has an open seat after Lars Baker resigned in order to comply with a state retirement requirement that covered both his position with the city and the Fremont County Weed and Pest district. In order to be able to sit on the council again he had to complete a 30-day separation and has now re-filed for the council seat.

Martin Cannan also submitted his letter for Ward 3 earlier in the month.

Interested residents must turn in their letters of interest by noon Friday at Riverton City Hall and should be addressed to Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness.

Candidates are to be interviewed Feb. 4, with the appointments expected shortly thereafter.

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