A two-week filing period for council races in five Anoka County cities closed Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Residents in the communities of Andover, East Bethel, Ham Lake, Nowthen and Oak Grove have until 5 p.m. on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 12 to file for one vacant city council seat in their respective city if they want to be on the ballot Nov. 4.
The East Bethel City Council July 16 reviewed a code-violation report following a budget-related discussion earlier this month on whether to add a part-time employee to manage increasing complaint calls. The council must decide on the position before it passes a preliminary budget in September.
Residents in the cities of Andover, East Bethel, Ham Lake, Nowthen and Oak Grove who want to represent their neighbors on their respective city councils will be able to sign up between Tuesday, July 29 and Aug. 12 to include their name on the ballot.