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Appointments today will eliminate need for Ripon election
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Michael Restuccia and Dean Uecker could make it official today by being appointed to their familiar Ripon City Council seats.

A special session for nominating both incumbents is scheduled at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

A resolution on the agenda call for cancelling the Nov. 6 general election by appointing Restuccia and Uecker – both recently re-filed for another four-year term without a challenger.

City Clerk and Finance Director Lisa Roos, in her report to the Council, said the appointment of both nominated candidates – by not consolidating this election to that of San Joaquin County – would save the City an estimated $31,000.

That’s only one of the available options.

The other would be to hold an election if no one or only one of the two candidates are nominated by the other three elected leaders.

“In this case, the election would proceed as scheduled (Nov. 6) and there is the option that a write-in candidate could go through the process and be eligible to be elected,” Roos noted.

Staff is recommending that Council approve canceling the Municipal Election by appointing Restuccia and Uecker to both serve another term.

The agenda also includes accepting The Vineyards Subdivision Improvements as being substantially completed.

BMCH California handled the development of 13 homes located in the south-west corner of River Road and Fulton Avenue.

“The developer has agreed to complete the last remaining items within the public right of way prior to any future houses receiving final inspections from the building department,” according to Engineering Supervisor James Pease.

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