TAWAS CITY – The question as to whether Tawas City Mayor Pro Tem Dave Dickman should be removed from office will be on the May 5 ballot, according to Iosco County Clerk Nancy Huebel.

 Huebel said the ballot will also list candidates to replace Dickman, should he be recalled. Dickman will be one of those names, since he did not withdraw from consideration within 10 days of the filing of the recall petitions.

Huebel stated that on Feb. 9 she prepared the call of election and forwarded it to Tawas City Clerk Michelle Westcott, in addition to sending notification to both Dickman and Kane Kelly, the former Tawas City mayor who is leading the recall effort.

“Since this is a nonpartisan office, candidates file a nonpartisan nominating petition containing at least 10 percent of the required number of signatures for the electoral district or a $100 filing fee,” Huebel explained.

Therefore, she continued, the minimum number of signatures is one and the maximum number of signatures is two.

According to Huebel, the filing deadline elapses at 4 p.m. on the 10th day following the issuance of the call for a recall election, meaning the cut-off will be tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m.

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