Who Should Be Appointed to Mayfield Heights City Council?
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It's decision time in Mayfield Heights.
City council is expected to appoint a new member of the governing body at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at city hall.
Council and Mayor Anthony DiCicco have interviewed six candidates since Feb. 27 to fill the seat the mayor left when he took over for the outgoing Greg Costabile.
The hopefuls are:
- Realtor Susan Sabetta, a Mayfield Heights resident for 32 years
- Mike Ballistrea, the manager of Hillcrest Hospital's Nuclear Medicine and PET Imaging department, who served on council from 1998 to 2008
- Marty Kelbel, who has previously run for council three times and once for mayor
- Benjamin Stocum, who currently sits on the city's Board of Zoning Appeals and ran for council in 2011
- Jeff Likover, a Parker Hannifin accounting manager, who has served in treasurer roles for various Mayfield Schools organizations
- Wayne Farinacci, director of the Cleveland International Challenge Cup Bocce Tournament and a former Mayfield High School associate principal
Mayfield Heights voters don't get a say now, but they will later this year because the seat's unexpired term runs through December 31, 2015. According to the Charter of the City of Mayfield Heights, an election to fill the vacancy must be held at the next municipal election on Nov. 5.
With that in mind, which of these candidates would you like to see fill the vacancy? Vote in our poll and let us know why in the comments section.
Read more about the candidates on Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch: