Jo Ellen Locke, who serves as the elections chair for the Westland Area Commission, announced that the WAC election will be held Saturday, May 2, and that she hoped more than the 17 members of the commission would turn out to vote. Ballots can be cast at Doctor’s Hospital that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the Westland Area is encouraged to vote.
The Westland Area is outlined by the Conrail tracks on the north, I-270 on the east, Big Run South on the south and Hellbranch Creek on the west.
Three seats are up for election. Brown and Marian Hymer both began circulating petitions for re-election for a three-year term. The other seat open is held by Walter Dunn, who was not at the meeting.
Anyone wishing to run for a seat on the commission can obtain petitions from Locke by calling 878-6004. A candidate needs to obtain signatures of 20 people who live, work or own property in the area.
Meeting location change
WAC’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in the media center at Westland High School. The meeting was moved to the high school since the usual meeting room at Doctors Hospital is in use that evening.
The speaker for that program will be Phil Warner, deputy superintendent of the South-Western City Schools, who will talk about the levy the district has on the May ballot.