City Council election shaping up as a 4-for-4 contest Nov. 3

globe-wayland-council-election-jennifer-antel-for-11-2-13jpg-29049bb748add9c9Though the deLisa Banasadline for filing petitions isn’t until Monday, July 27, it appears the Wayland city election Nov. 3 will feature four candidates for four positions on the council.

It was just two years ago that Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Antel and council members Rick Mathis and Lisa Banas were elected among six candidates. The terms of the three are up this year and newcomerRick Mathis John Sloan John Sloan copywill seek election to the remaining year on the post he filled earlier this year when Ron Kobish resigned to take a job in Auburn Hills.

Though the election is not shaping up to be as lively as two years ago, it has more candidates than in 2014, when only two candidates, Kobish and Tim Rose, filed for the three seats and incumbent Tracy Bivins had to be coaxed back onto the council as a write-in.

Council seats are for two years and are staggered each year. The mayor’s postElection also is for two years, but Mayor Tim Bala ran unopposed a year ago.

City Clerk Michelle Herman indicated Monday night at the council meeting that she had not heard of anyone else expressing interest in seeking a seat.

PHOTOS: Jennifer Antel Lisa Banas Rick Mathis John Sloan

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