St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano is making sure Ward 3 residents won't be without a second alderman too much longer.
Following the resignation of Gus Elliott announced at the Sept. 13 meeting, Pagano has selected Terri Violet, a two-time candidate for the seat, to take Elliott's spot until the April 2013 election. The appointment is pending approval by the other members of the board.
A special meeting has been called for 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, with the sole agenda item being the selection of Elliott's replacement. In the meeting notice, posted on the city of St. Peters' website, a note from Mayor Pagano indicates he has selected and appointed Violet to fill the vacant seat.
By calling the special meeting and appointment the replacement, the city would be able to have a full stable of aldermen before Thursday’s regularly scheduled work session and meeting. A majority of the seven remaining aldermen will have to approve the appointment for Violet to fill Elliott’s seat.
If approved, Violet wouldn’t be filling out Elliott’s term—he resigned 16 months into a 4-year term. Instead she would serve until the municipal election next April.