Bonney Lake now has an empty City Council position to fill.
As of the Sept. 19 council workshop, Katrina Minton-Davis officially resigned from her council No. 7 position.
Minton-Davis told the council of her plans to resign during the Sept. 12 meeting after several other council members asked about her status as an elected official.
“My husband and I are buying a house that is outside of the city. It is a fixer-upper, so we have some work to do on it before we move on to it,” she said, adding she didn’t expect to start living in it until December and is living in a temporary accommodations outside city limits while the house is being finished.
She said they tried to find a home inside the city limits, “but the city limits are pretty small.”
“I’ve enjoyed seeing the changes and helping the city grow up,” Minton-Davis said in an interview after her resignation, adding that she hopes the council will look at its appointee options and pick a representative that will make the council more diverse.
The council has since put out the call for applications for the now open position.
You can download the application at https://www.scribd.com/document/359619645/Council-Vacancy-Application-Packet, or visiting this article online.
Applications are due to the City Administrator Don Morrison by 5 p.m. Oct. 13 by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sent by mail (Don Morrison, City Administrator, Councilmember Recruitment, 9002 Main Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391).
The council plans to hold public interviews of the applicants during the 6 p.m. meeting on Oct. 17.
The chosen appointee is expected to be sworn in during the Oct. 24 meeting.
Minton-Davis’ term ends Dec. 31, 2019.