Even as the City of Mason is still taking filing applicants for two seats on the City commission, yet another will come open on March 1st with the resignation of Eloise Burges.
During a special called meeting of the City Commission on Monday, Mrs. Burges presented her resignation to the Mayor and other commissioners, and explained that she had been offered a job opportunity in Colorado that she and husband, John, felt was to enticing to ignore. Mrs. Burges will leave shortly after the first of March; but, Mr. Burges will remain until the school year at Grace Christian School finishes, at which time he will join her.
The City has already scheduled an election for May 9 for District 2 and 4 (seats currently held by Anna Velez and William Beaty, respectively). Ms. Velez and Mr. Beaty have both filed for reelection. John Schafft has also filed for the District 2 race.
During discussion on how to fill Mrs. Burges remaining one-year term, the Commission decided to place the item on their March 9th agenda, at which time they will most likely call a special election, also scheduled for May 9th, to fill the third position.
Applications to file for the District 2 and 4 seats may still be made through March 9th close of business. Applications for the District 1 seat can not be accepted until the special election has been formally called by the City Commission.