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Four persons have submitted applications to city clerk Janice Ellis to be considered by the Paris City Council on Monday night for appointment to an unexpired term on the Paris Economic Development Corporation.
The people interested in replacing Harris are:
Anyone else interested in the appointment may find pick one up by noon Monday from the city clerk at the city hall annex, at 150 SE First St. or by going to
Harris said last week he is stepping down to avoid a conflict of interest. The PEDC’s legal advice comes from the city attorney’s office, and Harris’ wife, Stephanie, has just become assistant city attorney, replacing John Lestock, who retired.
Because of the February death of PEDC board chairman Doug Wehrman, Harris’ resignation would leave the PEDC with a bare quorum of three members should the council not act right away.
Because Wehrman’s term is due to end in June, the council is waiting until June to take care of that at the same time they fill make all the other new appointments to city boards and commissions.
Holdover PEDC board members are Bruce Carr and Kenny Dority, whose terms run through June 30, 2014, and Toni Clem, who was appointed with Harris last June to terms that run through June 30, 2015.