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The City Council has accepted the resignation of Ward 5 Councilmember John Skubal, creating a vacancy.
Skubal, who was elected to the Kansas Senate last November, and has a full-time job with Kaw Valley Engineering, submitted his resignation from the City Council prior to the April 3 meeting.
Per its policies, the City Council will vote on a replacement to fill the vacancy within 30 days.
Interested applicants must live in Ward 5 and meet the qualifications for filing for elected office in Overland Park.
Applications instructions can be found on the Notice of Vacancy.
The person appointed to the vacant Ward 5 position will serve until January, 2018. On November 7, Ward 5 voters will select a candidate to complete the remainder of Skubal’s four-year term, which expires in January, 2020.