The Canton City Council will again discuss at its meeting tonight whether to hold a special election to fill a Ward 2 council seat vacant for 10 months, or wait until next year to appoint a member.
The Council meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Academy St. According to the agenda for tonight's meeting for a special election, the Council would have to approve the election by the end of July, with qualifying in August. A new council member voted in during on Nov. 3 could be seated as soon as the election results were certified.
Another option Council members have discussed is appointing a member to fill the seat vacated when now-Mayor Bill Grant resigned in August of last year. The Council could not appoint a member until January of 2021, meaning the seat would have been empty for more than 16 months.
Council members previously discussed the issue at their meeting on June 4.