After about three hours spent interviewing twelve candidates Monday night, the Gillette City Council selected 42-year-old Timothy Carsrud for the vacant Ward 2 seat.
City Administrator Carter Napier said Carsrud will be officially appointed at the Jan. 7th City Council meeting, pending the official vote of approval.
Napier himself was not a voting member in the selection process, but he was able to comment on the qualities he likes best about the person who looks to be the newest council member he'll be working with.
“I really appreciated his perspective with regard to moving things forward in the community, I loved his statement where he said he wants Gillette to be the number one city in the state. I thought that struck a cord with me and a number of the council members as well.”---Napier
Napier added, “If that were not the case, then I don't know why we'd be here as staff working for the City.”
Current Gillete Mayor John Opseth was appointed mayor on December 3rd, after the abrupt resignation of former mayor Tom Murphy. Murphy cited a business venture as the reason for his departure.
Carsrud will finish Opseth's Ward 2 term, which will expire at the end of 2014.