Kimball City Council fills vacant seat in special meeting

KIMBALL, NE — Kimball's City Council has a full board once again. 

The Kimball City Council voted 2-1 Monday to appoint Christy Warner to the vacant council spot. Councilmen Gabe Ingram and Creg Pike voted in favor of the appointment. Councilman Matt Bright voted against it. 

This was the second time Warner was considered. She had stepped up to the plate last month, but was denied a seat on the council by a 1-2 vote. Ingram changed his vote from no at May's meeting to yes this go around.

Warner has previously served on Kimball's City Council, but stepped down to attend to family matters. With those matters resolved, Warner said in a letter to the council, she believed now was the time for her to reclaim a spot on the city council. 

Warner replaces Kim Baliman who resigned from her post in April

Rosa-Ellen Williams was also considered at Tuesday's meeting, but the council voted her appointment down 1-2. 

Warner's appointment dispels the need for a special election to fill the vacancy. She will be sworn in at the next regular city council meeting.