Twelve people have filed letters of interest to become the next Brookfield trustee.
Today at 3 p.m. was the deadline for people who want to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Ron Haun.
Trustee Dan Suttles said the trustees will release the names of those who applied at 9 a.m. Monday.
The trustees already have set a public meeting for the interviewing of applicants for 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Suttles said he would like to allot 15 minutes for each candidate to be interviewed. He said he expects he and Trustee Mark Ferrara will go into executive session to discuss the candidates afterward, and they could announce the appointee that night or defer to a later meeting. They have 30 days from the effective date of Haun’s resignation, Nov. 15, to appoint someone or the issue goes to Trumbull County probate Court for action.
“I think it’s a great thing,” Suttles said of receiving 12 letters of interest. “My biggest fear was we’d get one or two. That’s a good feeling that that many people want to contribute to the community.”
The person appointed would serve until the end of 2023.
The qualifications for trustee are that the person be at least 18 years old and be a township resident and registered voter for at least 30 days.