Joe Gray

Grove Sun

Grove city council candidate filings came and went with no applicants for exiting councilman Larry Parham’s Ward III seat.

Because Ward I councilman Ed Trumbull has been filling an unexpired term, Grove was faced with the unusual dilemma of having four of the five seats up for election at once, rather than the usual 3-2 rotating format.

Since no candidate came forward, and the other seats up for election featured uncontested races for the incumbent, no council elections will be held. According to city manager Bruce Johnson, the four remaining councilmen will appoint a new member once their new terms begin.