Eau Claire City Council works to fill vacancy after Kincaid resignation

Eau Claire (WQOW) – The Eau Claire City Council is moving forward with filling the president’s seat after Kerry Kincaid resigned unexpectedly. 

Related Story: Kincaid steps down, issues statement.

Eau Claire City Manager Dale Peters told News 18 the city council has three options. 

Peters said they can take applications from community members, have current VP Andrew Werthmann serve as chairman or have any other city council member fill in.

He said if they decide to have a council member fill in, they would then need to fill that position. 

He said no matter what option they choose, there would still be a special election in April.  

Until then, the vacant seat on the council leaves an even number of members, which could lead to a tie. 

"Historically if there have been situations where there’s a tie vote they would continue the process until there’s not a tie vote," Peters said.

Peters said at the next council meeting, they’re going to start this conversation and said he doesn’t expect they’ll vote on any of these options just yet. 

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