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Five people have applied to fill vacated Milton council seat; deadline is Tuesday

Annie Blanks
Pensacola News Journal

Candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Milton City Council seat vacated last month have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to submit their application to the city clerk.

The seat was vacated by Heather Hathaway, who resigned Sept. 8 because she sold her house in Ward 1 and no longer lived in the district. Per the city charter, the City Council has 60 days from the date of her resignation to appoint a new member. 

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Only people who have lived in Ward 1 for at least one year can apply to fill the seat for the rest of Hathaway's term, which expires in December 2022.

Members of the City Council will review the applications and discuss them at their Oct. 22 council meeting. The council will make a formal appointment Oct. 27.

Five people so far have applied to fill the seat, according to the city clerk. The candidates are Michael Cusack, David T. Richardson Jr., Michael Cullinane, Alexander S. Bach and James Raffield. 

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Those who want to apply can fill out a form at miltonfl.org and take it to City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., by 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

Annie Blanks can be reached at ablanks@pnj.com or 850-435-8632.