Scott Gehring has been appointed to replace Scott Flynn on the 
Monticello City Council. Flynn resigned his seat earlier this month, 
after moving out of the city limits.
    The council met in special session on Monday evening and discussed 
the vacancy. Mayor Tracie Sexton stated that the council member who 
was selected to replace Flynn would serve through the November 
general election.
    A special election will be held then to complete the term, which 
continues through the end of 2020. The successful candidate in the 
November special election would begin to serve the day after the 
election, according to Sexton.
    Several people had contacted city officials and expressed an 
interest in the council seat. Gehring was among those mentioned, as 
the council discussed the vacancy.
    Council member Knox Bertram made a motion to appoint Gehring. The 
motion was seconded by Cody Dishman and was unanimously approved by 
the four council members who were present at the meeting.
    The only other item on the agenda for Monday night's meeting was a 
work session on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. No action could be taken during that portion of the meeting.

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