The Town of Neepawa is set to hold its second by-election of this term.
Following the resignation of Coun. Monty Simon last Thursday morning, the Town will have to prepare for a by-election in the coming weeks.
According to Neepawa CAO Richard Beachey, Simon's resignation was scheduled to be announced at the regular council meeting held last night.
Following that, more specifics will come to light.
“I have identified the (by-election) requirement and have been in touch with Local Government,” Beachey explained last Thursday. “A date (for the by-election) is not yet established. That will likely flow out of the Sept. 17th meeting of council.”
As of Thursday, Beachey noted the Town did not have the specifics as to the procedure people interested in running for the vacant councillor's seat must undertake.
Beachey noted there will be advertising in that regard once more specifics about the by-election have been decided.
Neepawa's previous by-election was held early in 2012 with two seats up for grabs when then-Mayor Ron Forsman resigned his seat due to personal health concerns and Coun. Murray Parrott resigned his seat to run for the vacant Mayor's position.
Ken Waddell, Bob Durston and Parrott ran for the Mayor's seat, with Waddell getting the most votes. Meanwhile, Allan Drysdale won the councillor's seat over Sheri Grant. Grant is now the president of the Chamber of Commerce.