The Highland Village City Council on Monday held a special meeting to accept the resignation of Councilmember Patrick Coon, Place 4.
Coon accepted employment out of state and is unable to continue serving on City Council. He had served on council since May 2014 and had served on council three previous occasions.
“We are grateful for the service and contribution Patrick has made to the city and council. We will miss his perspective and ability to look long-term at the impacts of every issue brought before us. His passion for our city was evident in all he did,” said Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.
Council is accepting applications from current Board and Commission members or past council members to fill the unexpired term. The appointed person will serve until May 2015. Those interested should submit an application to the City Secretary by 5 p.m. January 4.
Council will hold a special meeting on January 8 to consider the applications and potentially make an appointment. If an appointment is not made on January 8, the appointment will be made at the regularly scheduled January 12 meeting. city council is required by the City Charter to appoint a replacement within 30 days of a resignation.
The city council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Time Warner 16; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.