Thirty-six days after Jeff Klein resigned from the Forest Lake City Council, Mayor Chris Johnson on Tuesday, Oct. 1, appointed Klein’s replacement on the five-seat board.
Seven residents are seeking appointment to the Forest Lake City Council seat vacated last month by Jeff Klein.
In the immediate aftermath of Forest Lake City Councilman Jeff Klein’s resignation at the Aug. 26 meeting, his four former peers seemed in agreement on waiting until the 2014 city election to put the vacated seat up for public vote.
A surprising announcement late in Monday’s City Council meeting left a vacant chair on the five-seat board.
One Forest Lake race featured drama down to the wire, while the other was never close. In the end, only one of the two incumbents were left in office.