September 1, 2014

Spring Hill City Council ballot set

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

There will be at least one new face on the Spring Hill City Council next spring. Four people threw their names into the ring to represent Spring Hill residents on the council.

Noticeably absent from the list of four candidates, was current council member Scott Snavely.

Snavely announced on Tuesday – the filing deadline, that he will not seek a second term on the council.

Snavely, a teacher in the Olathe School District, will move to Arkansas City, Kan. at the end of the year to join his family.

“Jacque and I have been blessed to be a part of Spring Hill for the last seven-and-a-half years,” Snavely said in a press release about his decision not to seek re-election. “It has been my privilege to serve our citizens for these past four years on the council. In August 2010, my wife, an insurance professional was offered her own agency. This was an opportunity that our family could not pass up, even though it means re-locating out of the area.”

Two other incumbents – Steven Ellis and Darrell Beck – will be listed on the April 5 ballot along with newcomers H. Clint Gillis, Jr., and Floyd D. Koder.

City council members are responsible for directing the management of the city of Spring Hill. One of their biggest responsibilities is the annual approval of the city’s budget, which includes determining the city’s property tax rate.

With only four people vying for three seats on the council, there will not be a primary election. Instead, Spring Hill voters will be asked to select three of the four candidates. The general election will be on April 5.

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