The Decatur City Commission has voted to set March 19 as the date for a special election to fill the District 1 seat.
The winner will fill the seat vacated by Bill Floyd, who resigned last month to take a consulting job.
City Manager Peggy Merriss said people who are interested in running must be a legal adult and must have lived in District 1 for a year. District 1 lies mostly, but not completely, to the north of College Avenue.
The fee to file qualifying papers is $144 and the qualifying dates will be Feb. 13-15. Interested residents can file the required paperwork from 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. on those days at the city clerk's office.
Floyd held the city commission seat for 22 years. He also served the city as mayor since 1995, being chosen by his peers on the commission.
The winner will serve through 2015. So far, Scott Drake is the only person to announce his intention to run.
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