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BREAKING NEWS

Two apply in Winnebago

By Staff | Jun 14, 2009

A special Winnebago City Council meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday night to interview candidates to fill a vacant seat could be a short one.

When the Register went to press on Friday, Stacy Huntington Scofield and Steve Willett of Minneapolis were the only two to express interest in the position.

The deadline to apply was 4:30 p.m. Friday.

City Administrator Jenni-fer Feely says council members will interview the candidates individually.

She expects each person will be asked the same questions and it should take no more than 30 minutes per candidate.

Whomever the council selects, she says, they will not be sworn in until the July 14 meeting.

At the May council meeting, Willett questioned the city spending $100,000 for a parking lot in front of the grocery store building, which is owned by Bob Weerts.

Willett also has a civil suit against Weerts pending in court.

Huntington Scofield and her husband moved back to Minnesota in 2006, after living in Texas and New Mexico for nearly four years.

She says it’s important to be part of the community you are living in and involved in its politics as much as possible.

“I don’t feel my generation is represented in government and I want to do that,” she adds.Huntington Scofield is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato, with bachelor of arts degrees in English/Literature and Women Studies. She currently is attending graduate school at MSU for English/Literature.

As of Thursday night, Scott Robertson had not decided if he was going to apply for the seat.

Robertson, president of Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce, says he’s waiting to see if anyone else fills out an application before he decides.

The council seat became vacant when Bob Weerts submitted his resignation effective May 14.

The term is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2010.