Moses Lake Civic Center

MOSES LAKE – The Moses Lake City Council will consider four applicants to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of Bill Ecret.

The council approved seeking applicants to serve the remainder of Ecret’s term for Position No. 1 at their previous meeting.

Ecret submitted his resignation July 3, the day he says he moved out the city limits, meaning he is no longer eligible to serve on the council.

The four applicants to be considered during Tuesday night’s council meeting include Peter Steffens, Barry Lawson, Dana Borschowa and Richard Pearce.

Pearce previously served on the council from 1991-2011 and as mayor from 1998-2001. Steffens ran for council Position No. 3 in 2015, losing in the primary to current Councilmember Don Meyers and former Councilmember Jason Avila.

The applicants were required to submit a resume and letter of intent to the city, and will come before the council during a future meeting to introduce themselves and answer questions from the council.

The city council has 90 days from Ecret’s resignation to make the appointment but City Manager John Williams said the council is not required to fill the city. Another option previously discussed was to leave the position vacant until the November general election is certified, then allowing the winner for the position to take the seat early.

Tuesday’s council meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. at the Moses Lake Civic Center, located at 401 S. Balsam St.

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