(COLDWATER) – A new member has been selected for the Coldwater City Council.
Coldwater City Clerk Susan Health says the City Council appointed Gretchen Ennis during a special meeting Monday afternoon to replace 2nd Ward Councilman Toby Kirk. He announced his resignation last week because he is moving out of the 2nd Ward.
Ennis was nominated by the other 2nd Ward Councilman, Chris Pearce. It has been the past practice of the City Council that when a Councilperson resigns, the other Councilperson from that ward nominated someone which the Council then appoints until the next general election.
Heath says Ennis will hold the position until the 2015 election, at which time she will have to decide if she would like to run for her own term on the Council. Kirk was elected in November 2013 to a four year term. But because he resigned so late, State law says Ennis will not be able to serve out the complete remainder of his term.