Vacant South Amherst council seat needs filled

Staff Report

Village officials are accepting letters from residents to fill a vacant seat on South Amherst council.

Councilman John Green stepped down July 1, leaving his seat two years before his term was up. His departure came two months after his wife, former South Amherst village clerk Kimberly Green, was indicted by a Lorain County grand jury for the alleged theft of roughly $500,000 while in office.

Jeanne Maschari, the village’s fiscal officer, said the position has been posted around the village and officials are receiving letters of interest through Nov. 9.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a resident of the village, and a registered voter.

If the village does not receive any letters of interest then the mayor will appoint someone, Maschari said.

Anyone interesting in becoming a council member should send their letters to South Amherst town hall, 103 West Main St.

Staff Report