Filing for local city council seats begins Tuesday July 31

By Amanda Schwarze
Staff Writer

People interested in serving on a local city council may file paperwork beginning July 31 to get their names on the November ballot.

The Long Lake, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach and Orono City Councils will each have several seats on the ballots. People who want to run for one of those positions have from July 31 through Aug. 14 to file the necessary paperwork. Filing may be completed at city hall. There is a $2 filing fee.

Long Lake

In Long Lake, voters will select a mayor and two city councilors. The mayoral seat comes with a two-year term and the city council seats come with four-year terms.

The three incumbents whose positions will be on the ballot are Mayor Tim Hultmann and City Councilors Brian Carpenter and Liz Olson.

Long Lake City Hall is located at 450 Virginia Avenue and it can be reached by phone at (952) 473-6961.

Maple Plain

Maple Plain voters will also vote for a mayor and two city councilors. The terms of current Mayor John Sweeney and Councilors Dave Eisinger and Justin McCoy will be up at the end of this year. McCoy was recently appointed to the council to fill the vacancy left by former Councilor Gene Couser’s resignation. His appointment, though, was only through the end of the year.

In Maple Plain, the mayoral and city council seats come with four-year terms.

People can reach Maple Plain City Hall, located at 1620 Maple Avenue, by phone at (763) 479-0515.

Minnetonka Beach

In Minnetonka Beach, four city positions will be on the ballot. Voters will select a mayor, two city councilors and one treasurer. The incumbents are Mayor Joann Anderson, City Councilors Michelle Kroll and Linn Ferguson and Treasurer Rick Skalla.

The terms for mayor and treasurer are two years and the terms for city councilors are four years.

Minnetonka Beach City Hall can be reached at (952) 471-8878 and is located at 2945 Westwood Road.

Orono

In Orono, voters will select a mayor and two city councilors as the terms of Mayor Lili McMillan, Doug Franchot and David Rahn will expire at the end of the year.

The mayoral seat comes with a two-year term and the city council seats come with a four-year term.

Orono City Hall is located at 2750 Kelley Parkway and can be reached at (952) 249-4600.

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