The Cherokee City Council has set a special election date of July 11 for an election of a replacement for William (Bill) Troth, a city council member who died Feb. 15 following a sudden illness.
He was last elected to the Cherokee City Council in November of 2003 for a term that began on Jan. 1, 2004 and was to expire on Dec. 31, 2007.
Doug Woods was appointed as a replacement for Troth and will serve until the election is officially canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors in July. Woods has previously served on the city council. He did not seek reelection when his term as at-large council member expired Dec. 31 of 2005.
The special election was called by petition presented at the city council meeting last week.
Anyone wishing to appear on the ballot for the election must turn in a nomination petition with at least 25 signatures to the city clerk by May 25. Papers may not be turned in prior to May 1.
The candidate must live in Ward 1 (the northwest part of Cherokee). Signers of the petition must live in Ward 1 and only residents of Ward 1 will participate in the election.