EUSTIS - At the City Commission meeting held yesterday, the commission formally elected Acting Mayor Michael Holland as mayor and Commissioner Karen LeHeup-Smith as vice mayor for the City of Eustis. Holland and LeHeup will serve through January 2016. The City currently has an opening for an Interim Commissioner for Seat #5 and applications are currently being accepted through June 24, 2015. The temporary Commission term will be from June 30 through Sept. 3. Applications are available at Eustis City Hall.
Applicants for Interim Commissioner must be registered voters of the City of Eustis who have resided within the city for at least two years. The deadline for the completed, hard copy application's delivery to the city clerk is by 5:00 p.m. on June 24. Applicants will need to provide their voter registration card and Florida photo identification.
A special commission meeting, open to the public, will be held on June 30, 2015 at City Hall for selection of the appointee. Applicants can provide a three-minute presentation to the commission, after which the Commission will be given three minutes to ask questions of each applicant. Following the presentations, the commission will nominate and appoint the Interim Commissioner.
A special election for City Commission Seat #5 for a partial term will be held on August. 25 at the Eustis Community Center. A letter informing voters of the temporary polling location change and a sample ballot will be mailed the first week of August to all registered voters in the City of Eustis.
The special election's qualifying period will begin at 12:00 p.m. on July 6 and will end at 12:00 p.m. on July 10.
The partial term for Commission Seat #5 is from Sept. 3 through Dec. 31, 2016. Seat #5 will be up for reelection for a full term in the November 2016 regular election.