Grosse Pointe Shores City Council candidates sought

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published February 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores residents interested in applying for a vacant council seat still have a little bit of time to throw their hats into the ring.

This month, the Shores City Council is expected to vote to name someone to fill the remainder of former City Councilman Bruce Bisballe’s term. Bisballe resigned from the council Nov. 19. His term is slated to expire in November 2021.

Shores Mayor Ted Kedzierski said the council will hold a special work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at City Hall, during which applicants will be able to address the council, if they choose. Kedzierski said residents can turn in applications as late as that meeting.

“We’re doing this mainly so anybody interested could attend and address the council,” he said. “We welcome the opportunity on an informal basis to do this.”

The council won’t be voting on the candidates at this meeting — Kedzierski said that won’t happen until the regular council meeting the following week, at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at City Hall — but the council will be able to ask questions of the candidates during the work session. He said it’s “nice to have (this meeting) a week before” the council votes, because it gives Shores leaders a chance to thoroughly consider all of the applications.

According to Kedzierski, the city had about five applications as of Feb. 3.

Interested candidates should fill out a form for the council to consider; they can also include a letter, a résumé and any other documents that might show why they would make a good council member. A form for committee/commission members is available on the city’s website under the Links tab on the home page.

For more information, visit www.gpshoresmi.gov or call (313) 881-6565.