Ward 1 candidate forum is Feb. 9

A forum featuring the candidates seeking appointment to the Elk River City Council begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway.

The forum will also be televised live over ERtV Channel 12.

Five people are seeking to be appointed to fill out the remainder of Nick Zerwas’ Ward 1 term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2014. The five are Brett Dexheimer, Nick Freitag, Barbara Olsen, Bernard Ruppert and Stewart Wilson.

The City Council plans to interview the candidates Tuesday, Feb. 5 and select one Monday, Feb. 11.

The official appointment and swearing-in is set for Tuesday, Feb. 19.