3 apply for vacancy on road commission

MARQUETTE – Two candidates who have applied for an open seat on the Marquette County Road Commission introduced themselves to the Marquette County Board at last week’s meeting.

Ray Roberts, former Ishpeming city engineer, and Michael Quayle, former county board member and undersheriff, both spoke briefly to the county board.

Marquette County Clerk Peter Dishnow said former Negaunee Mayor Paul Gravadoni has also applied for the position.

The county board is expected to make an appointment at its Nov. 19 meeting to fill the seat of Darryl Sundberg of Negaunee Township, who recently resigned because of “a number of conflicting commitments.”

Applications will be received until Nov. 18 for the vacancy, which is for a partial term expiring Dec. 31, 2016.

The Marquette County Road Commission is a five-member panel appointed to 6-year terms. It is the governing body of the road and highway transportation system in the county and is responsible for carrying out the duties imposed by state law and by the county board.

To be considered for the position, an application must be on file with the county clerk’s office. Application forms are available in the county clerk’s office in the Marquette County Courthouse in Marquette.

Application forms are also available from the county’s website at: www.co.marquette.mi.us.

For more information on the vacancy, contact Dishnow at 225-8330.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.