NEWMAN - Applications for appointment to a vacant Newman City Council seat close Friday, Jan. 15.

Three applicants had filed as of Wednesday to be considered for appointment, officials at City Hall reported. They include Walter Waite III, Shane Tomlinson and Scott Ball.

The appointed council member will fill the vacancy created when sitting Councilman Casey Graham was elected mayor in the Nov. 3 election. The appointee will serve the remainder of Graham's council term, which expires in November 2022.

The council typically meets twice monthly. Council members receive a monthly stipend of $100.

Applicants must be 18 or older, reside in Newman and be a registered voter.

Applications are available online at the city of Newman website. Call 862-3725 for additional information.

The council will interview candidates in open session and consider making an appointment at its Jan. 26 meeting.