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Moraine appoints new council member, special election set for fall

Moraine City Council has appointed someone to fill the vacancy created by the death of a three-term member.

Don Burchett was appointed Thursday night to the at-large city council post held by Jim McGuire, who died March 26. Burchett will be sworn in April 26, according to the city.

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Burchett has been a resident of Moraine for 30 years, according to city records. He has served the city’s board of zoning appeals, as well as service on the records, charter review and planning commissions, according to his application.

Bob Allen, Rocky Bangert and Basil Tom Hicks also applied for the position.

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Council has 30 days from the time of the vacancy to fill the seat, according to the city’s charter, and Moraine is required to hold a special election in November to fill McGuire’s unexpired term, which was on the ballot in 2017.

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