Sparta Township seeks candidates to fill council seat

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:13

    Sparta-Sparta Township wants you to help run the municipality. A position on Sparta's legislative body will soon become available when Sparta Councilman Mike McKenna leaves his post next month (see story at right). After his departure, the township council business will be conducted with only four, not five council members, until his replacement is elected in a special municipal election in November. However, the municipality is not waiting until then to begin its search for a replacement. Residents who feel that they have what it takes to represent their township are being encouraged to apply. The deadline for throwing their hat into the ring is Aug. 24. and permanent ratables that kept pace with the home base in the community. "I firmly believe in public service," said McKenna. "If you are going to live in a community, I feel that you should participate in some way." When asked if he intends to run for council in Williamsburg, he said that he will most likely wait a little while jumping back in the political ring. "I would have to get established first," said McKenna. However, he recommends that anyone who would like to see change and participate can do so by attending council meetings and/or running for a position. "You can get involved and work to make things better, or you can sit on the sidelines and complain," said McKenna. "I hope that I have done something to make Sparta a better place to live in."