February 5, 2014 | LXXIII, No. 45

Three interested in council position

Three residents of Grand Coulee responded to the city’s request to fill a vacant city council seat.

The Position 2 seat became vacant after Tim Alling decided not to run again and has been vacant since the first of the year.

Filing and expressing interest in occupying the vacant council seat were Mike Horne, who unsuccessfully ran for the mayor’s position earlier and is owner of the MPH mechanic shop on Midway Avenue; Travis Irwin, who worked for Grand Coulee’s public works department earlier and who now is an employee of Coulee Dam’s public works department; and Tom Poplawski, a retired Washington State Parks employee, who managed Steamboat Rock State Park.

The term for the council seat, when filled by the council, is for two years, after which the new council person would have to run for the full four-year term.

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