Now that Aaron Ammons has been sworn in as Champaign County Clerk, his seat on the Urbana City Council is up for grabs. Think you might be the best person to fill it? Here are the details from the press release:

The City of Urbana is accepting applications for the Urbana City Council seat vacated by Ward 3 Alderman Aaron Ammons on November 30, following his election as Champaign County Clerk. Per state law, Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin has up to 60 days from the date of a council member’s resignation to recommend an appointment to the City Council.  The Council must then vote on the appointment within 30 days. 

The City Council application is available in the Urbana City Clerk’s office at 400 S. Vine St., the Urbana Free Library’s first floor circulation desk or second floor reference desk, and the Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Champaign. It also may be downloaded from the City’s website at

Deadline for applying is December 31, 2018. Legal qualifications for the office established by state statute include the following:

1. Must be eligible to vote in municipal elections.
2. Must have resided in Ward 3 for at least one year.
3. Must not owe any delinquent taxes, fees, or fines to the City of Urbana.
4. Must not have been convicted of a felony in any U.S. court.