Sunday, July 21, 2019
Home News Williams school board to fill vacancy by appointment

Williams school board to fill vacancy by appointment

The Williams Unified School District Board of Trustees, rather than the voters, will appoint its newest member of the governance team.

The school board, at a special meeting on Sept. 25, set the timeline for filling the vacancy that will be created when Trustee Kelly Wade Lewis’ term is up at the end of the year.

Only President Sylvia Vaca chose to run in the Nov. 6 election despite two seats being up for election.

Superintendent Edgar Lampkin said the Colusa County Elections Department officially notified the district in August that there were fewer candidates than vacancies in the upcoming election, and that an appointment would be needed.

The school board said it plans to accept applications until Oct. 9, and conduct public interviews at either a special or regular meeting in October or November before making their decision.

Lewis and Vaca have both served on the school board since they were elected in 2014, beating out longtime PTO member Maryah Stoots for two open seats.

Lewis, who garnered the most votes in 2014, plans to step down when his term expires on Dec. 6.

The trustee will be appointed by a majority vote of school board, however, will not hold a four-year term. The appointee will only hold the office until the Nov. 3, 2020 statewide election, and would have to run for office to keep serving, school officials said.

Applicants must be a registered voter and resident of Williams, and cannot be an employee of the school district.

Applications for the governing board can be obtained at the district office, located at 499 Marguerite St., Williams, which must be submitted by 4 PM on Oct. 9 to be considered.
The school board said it will conduct interviews, select a final list of candidates, discuss each candidate, and make the appointment, all in open session.

The appointed member will also be administered the oath of office in open session, and take their seat on the board immediately after being sworn in, officials said.

Recent News

Pool mural an interpretation of home

The Colusa community pool is getting a rejuvenation, a culmination of what students think represents Colusa County.  Middleschool art teacher Ross Roadruck spent three days...

Community welcomes new pastor

A new resident to Colusa County has been filling the position of pastor for those who attend the Methodist churches in Williams and Arbuckle.  Pastor Tom...

Local Government

Williams to allow wider front yard driveways

The Williams City Council introduced an ordinance last month that could allow property owners to legally widen their residential front yard driveways. The council acted...

Williams approves two-year positive budget 

The Williams City Council approved a preliminary operating budget last month that stretches two years and does not dip into reserves like other cities...

Public & Legal Notices

City of Williams Public Notice: 2020 Draft Housing Element Update

CITY OF WILLIAMS PUBLIC NOTICE 2020 DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Williams is in the process of preparing an update...

Petition to Administer Estate of Alton B. Kirkland, Sr.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ALTON B. KIRKLAND, SR. Case Number PR 8206 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise...

FBN – Blooming Orchards Grower Alliance

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019-0000073 Date filed: July 3, 2019 The following persons are doing business as: BLOOMING ORCHARDS GROWER ALLIANCE 985 Wilson Bend Rd., Grimes, CA...

County of Colusa – Ordinance 800

County of Colusa Ordinance No. 800 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COLUSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM AND...

City of Colusa Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

CITY OF COLUSA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING and NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL...