A resolution to declare the Soldotna mayor’s seat vacant and call a special election will be heard at the Soldotna City Council meeting Thursday.
Mayor John ‘Nels” Anderson died Sept. 10 due to health complications. Anderson’s term as mayor would have ended after the 2020 October election.
To fill his seat for the time being, the city council will need to declare the office as vacant and hold a special election.
Since the vacancy in office occurred more than six months before a regular election, a special election to fill the unexpired term is required. Whoever is elected at the special election will serve until October 2020.
The resolution asks Soldotna City Council to designate Dec. 17 as the date for the special election.