The Ketchikan City Council meets in special session Monday to continue its ongoing discussion of next year’s budget, and to appoint a new Council member.
Elected Council Member Sam Bergeron resigned his position recently because of a work conflict. When a Council member resigns in the middle of a term, those remaining on the Council appoint a temporary replacement who fills the seat until the next regular election.
The city advertised for applicants interested in filling the seat for the next year, and five people filed for the job. They are former Council Member Dick Coose, who lost his bid for re-election in October; Ty Rettke, who works for the city and would have to resign his job if selected; Dale “Mickey” Robbins, who operates a bed-and-breakfast and a fishing charter business; Jacquie Meck, a local business owner who is involved in numerous organizations; and Russell Wodehouse, who grew up here and recently moved back to Ketchikan.
The Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.