Applications must be submitted to the mayor’s office at 190 Church St. no later than 1 p.m. on May 16. The Council will interview applicants and select a replacement on May 17.
Members of the Cleveland City Council took a moment Monday to honor one of their colleagues, “Chief” Robertson, who died April 27.
Robertson served on the City Council from August 1996 until his death.
The resolution was the last order of business of the regular meeting before Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland adjourned the meeting for about 10 minutes and called the Council back in session to decide on procedures for finding a replacement.
The short application asks for contact information and a summary of civic, educational, professional and employment history. It asks the reasons for seeking appointment to the Council.
In order to qualify, candidates must have been residents in the 5th District at least one year prior to April 27, be at least 21 years of age, not been convicted of any criminal offense involving malfeasance in office or moral turpitude, and holding no other elected public office.
The successful candidate will serve until August 2012. There is no prohibition to prevent the person from running for re-election.
Robertson, affectionately known as “Chief,” 68, of Sevierville, died April 27.
He was a graduate of Sevier County High School and Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a star football player. He was an avid golfer and an honored athlete.
He was on staff at Bradley Central High School and was serving his 15th year on the Cleveland City Council.
He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sevierville.
Friends and colleagues said his life was dedicated to helping others and he impacted the lives of students in Tennessee for 44 years, with 33 of them being in Bradley County. He was a teacher, coach and administrator, but more than that, he was friend to everyone.