The City of Montague has six applications for the open city council seat, but they havenít chosen quite yet.
Mark Freeland was on the city council until he resigned on Sept. 14 due to his work schedule conflicting with his duties as a council member.
The deadline to file for the seat was Friday, Oct. 5. In order to be qualified to sit on the city council, applicants must be a resident of Montague for at least one year, be registered to vote and had to submit a letter of interest to the city.
Travis Auger Sr., 8050 Cook St., applied for the position because he said he is eager to become a helpful part of this city to ensure its ongoing advancements. He said he would like to be part of the council because he wants to be a productive and positive part of the community and would like to get more people in the community involved.
Laurence McMullen, 8519 Mohawk Court, served on the planning commission, and said he feels he could make a contribution to the city council because he has extensive experience in business and finance.
Bruce Froelich, 5150 Brookwood Circle, is a member of the White Lake Area Historical Society, Montague Museum Historical Association and many other groups. He would like to be on the city council because he would like the opportunity to assist in maintaining the quality of life in Montague. Also, he said he feels compelled to give back to the community.
Steven Mayberry, 5030 Whitney St., is the past president of Montague-Whitehall Rotary and current owner of Northland Insurance Services in Whitehall and operates a small catering/vending business in Montague. He said he likes the direction the city is moving and would like to contribute and give back to the community that has supported him for so long.
Claude Babcock, 7487 Old Channel Trail, has served on the Downtown Development Authority, Montague Township Zoning Board and Montague Township Recreation Committee. He said he would like to serve on city council because he feels that citizens should participate in their local government.
Richard Stengenga, 5090 Dowling St., said he would like to devote his time to the City of Montague and be part of the city council to help in making future decisions.
The City Council may pick a person to fill the vacancy at their next meeting, which is schedule for Monday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The person who is picked will serve until November 2013.