Minden starts search for new town board member
August 19, 2014
The search has begun for a new Minden Town Board member to replace Steve Thaler, who becomes a Douglas County commissioner on Jan. 1, 2015.
Applicants must be residents of the town, qualified voters in the county for 30 days prior to the appointment and a citizen of the United States.
Town board members make $500 a month.
The deadline to apply for the position is Oct. 1. Town Board members will determine the process for vetting candidates at their meeting that day.
Up to three names will be recommended to county commissioners at the Nov. 5 town board meeting. Commissioners are scheduled to make the appointment at their meeting scheduled for Dec. 4. The new town board member will take over after Thaler vacates his seat on the town board.
Both Thaler and commissioner Nancy McDermid are unopposed on the ballot in November. As long as they get one vote they will be elected to their terms.
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Thaler is replacing commissioner Lee Bonner, who decided not to seek a second term. This will be McDermid's third and final term on the board of county commissioners.
This is the first time in 60 years, both the candidates for Douglas County commissioner will run unopposed.