Applications to be taken for vacant Nisswa City Council seat
Appointment will be for the rest of this year; special election for two-year seat will be in November
NISSWA — The Nisswa City Council is accepting applications to appoint someone to a vacant council seat through the end of this year after Ross Krautkremer resigned.
The council met Monday, Jan. 31, at city hall to accept Krautkremer’s resignation and to declare a vacancy on the council. Letters of interest should be submitted to City Administrator Jenny Max by Friday, Feb. 25.
The council set a special meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at city hall to interview interested applicants and appoint someone.
Then, a special election will be part of the Nov. 8 general election to fill the remaining two years of Krautkremer’s term, which runs through 2024.
Four-year council seats currently held by Don Jacobson (re-elected in 2018) and Mark Froehle (appointed a year ago after former council member Mike Hoff resigned two years into his four-year term) also will be on that general election ballot.
“I’m sorry Ross is stepping down. I completely understand why,” said Mayor John Ryan. “I wish him nothing but the best, and hopefully we will find a very good replacement up to the same level and caliber.”
Krautkremer first joined the council after being appointed in June 2014. He won election to a four-year term that same year and then didn’t seek re-election in 2018.
He returned to the ballot in 2020 and was the top vote-getter in that election with 42.12% of the vote.
In his resignation letter to the council, Krautkremer said:
“It is with a heavy heart I must resign from my position on the city council effective immediately. Due to my workload at Nisswa Marine, I am unable to fulfill my duties for the city of Nisswa and unfortunately, I do not see that changing in the future. If I cannot give 110 percent and do my job for the citizens of Nisswa, I feel I must step aside and let someone else take that position.”
To apply for the vacant seat:
- Submit a one page letter of interest confirming your eligibility, describing why you are interested in serving the community in this capacity and summarizing your qualifications.
- Submit your letter of interest by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, to City Administrator Jenny Max at email@example.com or to the City of Nisswa, Attn. Jenny Max, P.O. Box 410, Nisswa, MN 56468.
- Meet all of the following eligibility requirements: be eligible to vote in Minnesota; be at least 21 years of age, and have maintained residency in the city of Nisswa for at least 30 days as of the date of appointment.
Jacobson was absent Jan. 31.
A version of this story first appeared online at www.pineandlakes.com Thursday, Jan. 27.
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