Commerce City is taking applications from residents to replace at-large City Councilor Meghan Grimes.
Councilors accepted Grimes' resignation at the Oct. 3 meeting, declaring the seat vacant. According to the City Charter, councilors must appoint a replacement with in 30 days.
Eligible residents must be at least 18-years-old, a U.S. citizen and resident of Commerce City for the previous year and a registered voter. They must also not be serving a criminal sentence, including being on probation or parole.
The appointee will receive compensation of approximately $1,141 per month, a $20,000 life insurance and AD&D policy, and is eligible to participate in the city's medical, dental, and vision plans. The appointee is expected to attend City Council meetings on Monday evenings and may participate in other boards and commissions and city events.
The city clerk accepted applications through Oct. 12. All applications will be made public and posted on the city's website at c3gov.com/Council. Candidates will be presented to the City Council at the Oct. 17 council meeting and councilors will determine next steps to appoint a qualified person by Nov. 2.
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