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Two councilors move outside of city limits, and applications to fill vacancies are being accepted

COURTESY PHOTO - Eric Hall has stepped down from the Estacada City Council.

Two members of the Estacada City Council have stepped down from their positions.

Luke Weaver and Eric Hall submitted their resignations earlier this month, and the city is seeking applicants to fill the vacancies.

Weaver, who was unavailable for comment, was elected to the City Council in 2016 and resigned because he is moving outside of Estacada city limits.

Hall was appointed to the group to fill a vacancy last April and stepped down because he and his family are moving to North Carolina to be closer to family. Previously, they had moved from Minnesota to Oregon in 2018.

"I was really glad to get that experience (of serving on City Council)," Hall said. "I have a couple friends back in Minnesota that are on city councils, and so I would often hear about their perspectives, but I didn't necessarily understand it. I was really glad to really hear the discussion on the Council and see what those interactions are like with city staff."

Hall praised the team at the city of Estacada for their work.

"I'm always amazed by how much work is done by city staff, particularly in Estacada. It's great to see that even when you have a major national emergency, the city is still running," he said.

Per the Estacada City Charter, the open positions will be filled by appointment. Both terms expire in December 2020.

Those interested in applying must have lived within city limits for at least one year, be a qualified voter and not be employed by the city.

Applications are available at cityofestacada.org or by calling 503-630-8270 and are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. The City Council will make the appointments during their meeting on Monday, July 27.


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