A visibly shaken Mayor Frank Campbell took care of what had to be done Monday, addressing how the Hastings City Council would fill the empty 4th Ward seat, left vacant by the death of one of Hastings most valuable leaders, David Jasperse. At the meeting, one of Jasperse’s favorite shirts and a vase of pink flowers were at his council seat.
Those interested who live in the 4th Ward can submit an application to City Clerk Tom Emery before May 18 to be interviewed by the council on May 23. The panel will then select the new member to finish the term that expires in December, 2018. The position will be advertised for two weeks, and included in the next water bill.