5 apply for two-year appointment to Carlisle village council

5:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Warren County
Five people have applied for the soon-to-be-vacated seat on Carlisle village council. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Five people have applied for the soon-to-be-vacated seat on Carlisle village council.

The application deadline to submit interest letters was Friday. The current members of council will interview the five candidates at its Dec. 12 meeting, according to Mayor Randy Winkler.

The successful applicant will take office on Jan. 1, 2018, and will complete the final two years of Councilman James Lickliter, who submitted his resignation last month.

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Applying for the seat are:

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Lickliter, the village’s deputy mayor, announced he was stepping down effective Dec. 31 for personal reasons. He has been an at-large member of council for the past 10 years.

He said he is planning for retirement and felt 10 years on council was enough and that he had accomplished a number of things.

“…. We’ve attracted good people to serve on council and we have a great chance to get things done in the future. We were also able to keep the city together during some dark times,” Lickliter previously told the Journal-News.

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