Replacing A Batesville City Council Member

Citycouncilempty1A caucus will be held in the coming weeks to elect a new District 3 City Council member in Batesville.

Bob Narwold accepted a city position with the Batesville Buildings Department earlier this month, vacating his seat due to state law prohibiting city employees from serving on council.

District 3 is located in both Ripley and Franklin counties. Officials will figure out which county has the larger population, and that will determine which county will preside over the caucus.

Ripley County Republican Chairman Ginger Bradford said a caucus will be held in both counties if a candidate from Ripley County and a candidate from Franklin County file for the vacant seat.

To be eligible for election a person must reside in District 3 and also be in good standing with the Republican Party, Bradford added. If interested in filing for the council seat call Bradford at (812) 756-0778.

Batesville resident Jim Fritsch has filed in Ripley County for District 3 council seat, Bradford said.

The plan is to have the vacated position filled by the next city council meeting on April 14.