Applications for Ward 1 council seat open until Jan. 15

by Joni Astrup

Associate editor

Ward 1 residents interested in serving on the Elk River City Council have until Jan. 15 to apply.

Applications are available online at and at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Ward 1 seat is now held by Nick Zerwas. He is resigning Jan. 8 to become a state legislator. The City Council will appoint a person to fill out the remaining two years of Zerwas’ term. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2014.

The City Council is tentatively scheduled to interview applicants on Jan. 22. One or two citizen forums will then be held for residents of Ward 1 to learn more about the applicants.

The City Council is expected to make the appointment in February.