PUBLIC NOTICE: Council Vacancy


Dear Mountain View Residents:

If you have been a resident of the town for at least one year, and have energy and ideas to improve our Town, and are a US citizen, our Mountain View Town Council has a vacancy.

Among other things, the Town Council debates and sets budgetary, zoning, development, infrastructure and public safety policy for the Town. Council also plans fun community and civic events as well.  This position is to fill a term which expires November 2021.  The time commitment can range from 10-20 hours a month.  While no one should serve on the council for the money, we recognize that people are busy, so this position has a current monthly stipend of $400.00.

To apply for a position, please contact Sarah Albright at the Town Hall, 4176 Benton Street. Applying involves picking up an application and may involve completing an interview process with the Town Council.  The applications are available during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The applications must be submitted no later than November 26, 2019, by 4:00 PM. Please email Sarah with any questions at:


NAME:                       ______________________________________

ADDRESS:    ___________________________________________

CONTACT NUMBER: _____________________________________

HOW LONG AT THIS ADDRESS: _____________________________

HOMEOWNER:        YES ____ NO ____

US CITIZEN:     YES _____ NO _____

ARE YOU 18 YEARS OR OLDER: YES    ____    NO     ____

Please discuss in detail why you’re interested in serving on the Town Council and describe specific areas of concern, if any, about the Town.

Please describe any prior employment or volunteer experiences which describe your qualifications for the Town Council position.

Building upon the previous statement, please expand on any circumstances in which you worked as part of a team. What were your strengths and weaknesses?

Please write in detail what you perceive as one or two important concerns facing the Town.

What, if any, experience do you have working with budget setting and financial planning?

Appointment to the Town Council requires a medium-term time commitment between 1-4 years. Are you willing and able to serve for this amount of time?

Being a town council member requires attendance at special meetings and study sessions plus your presence at occasional community events. Do you foresee any conflicts which might hamper your participation in these meetings or activities?

Please talk about a situation in which you’ve had strong points of view. What was your approach to seeking compromise or consensus? Are you able to diplomatically stand up for your point of view?

Submitting a resume with this application is strongly encouraged.

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Signature of Applicant                       Signature Date