Norfolk accepting applicants to fill Ward 4 position after Wiebelhaus resignation

NORFOLK, Neb. -- The resignation of Fred Wiebelhaus was accepted during the Norfolk City Council's meeting on Monday, opening the ward 4 councilman position.

During that same meeting, the city of Norfolk announced a special meeting taking place on August 12 at 12:00 p.m. to interview applicants who wish to be the Ward 4 council member. Applicants must be living in Norfolk's Ward 4 in order to apply. Those wishing to apply to the position can do so on the city of Norfolk's website when they are ready to receive applications. 

Wiebelhaus submitted his letter of resignation after receiving a promotion from his employer. The promotion requires Wiebelhaus to live in Lincoln, which is why he stepped away from the Norfolk City Council. 

Speaking on his departure Wiebelhaus said, "We never know what's going to come down the road towards us. For the betterment of my family and the betterment of my career, I'll have to go to Lincoln. I kind of regret that I won't be able to finish out the term here, but the work with the council...has been enjoyable. It's humbling to work for the citizens of Norfolk. Every meeting, every action, I try to remember that's who we work for: the citizens of Norfolk." 

His last day as a councilman will be August 16.