North Logan and Providence look to fill open council seats

Two communities in Cache County will be filling vacant seats on their city councils soon. The selections of Lloyd Berentzen as mayor of North Logan and Ron Liechty as mayor of Providence have created vacancies on the North Logan and Providence City councils. Berentzen was serving as a council member prior to his winning the mayoral election with no opposition. His vacancy will be filled by a majority vote of the current council during a January 6th 6 p.m. meeting. That meeting will be held in the North Logan Library meeting room at 475 East 2500 North. The person chosen will fill Berentzen’s unexpired term which ends in December of 2011. Similarly, Liechty was a councilmember that was elected as mayor midway through his current council term. Liechty defeated Lance Campbell receiving 62-percent of the vote in November’s election. Liechty’s replacement would finish the remainder of his term through Dec. 2011. Immediately following the November 3rd election, outgoing Providence City Mayor Randy Simmons explained that process for replacing Liechty on the council begins in early January. “When Ron is sworn in his seat becomes vacant,” Simmons said. “The city then advertises for applicants, people can apply and the council selects them openly, not in executive session.” Anyone interested in being considered as a councilmember in North Logan should submit a letter to the North Logan City Recorder, Scott Bennett, at 2076 North 1200 East, prior to the close of business on December 23rd. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter and a resident of North Logan for 12 consecutive months.

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