Midway’s City Council Monday formalized election qualifying fees and dates, setting the stage for Midway’s municipal election later this year.
The qualifying fee for mayor is $324, three percent of the long established salary of $900 monthly.
Incumbent Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington is completing her second term and is ineligible to run for re-election. She could, however, seek a city council post.
Candidates for city council will pay $162 to qualify. Their salary is $450 monthly except whoever they chose as mayor pro tempore gets an extra $100 each month. The current mayor pro tempore is Levern Clancy Jr.
Qualifying for the 2017 Midway election will begin Aug. 21 and end Aug. 25.
The four council members are chosen under a no-posts, no-districts system.
All candidates run at large and voters cast four ballots. The top four vote-getters are elected.
Besides Clancy, current council members are Stanley Brown, Melice Gerace and Curtes Roberts.
All are political veterans except Brown who is serving his first term.