SOLON– An applicant for the position will be chosen tonight.
A new member for the Solon City Council will be appointed at a Jan. 4 meeting to fill the vacated seat of Mayor-elect Cami Rasmussen.
Rasmussen is expected to be sworn into office Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, creating an opening for which Jesse Ehlinger, Chuck Panzer and Duane TePoel have applied.
All three applicants were present for the Dec. 21 meeting of the council, when the current members, two in their final meeting, passed a motion to make the decision at the first meeting of 2012, when Rasmussen and Ron Herdliska are on board.
Herdliska was elected in November to fill the council seat left open by Sue Ballantyne, while Mark Krall was re-elected to fill an unexpired term, defeating Panzer. Ballantyne and Mayor Rick Jedlicka declined to run after each serving for over a decade.