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MARBLE FALLS —  As two new faces and an incumbent are set to be sworn in on the Marble Falls City Council, officials have started taking applications for a fourth spot for which no one filed.

The city cancelled its May 6 election because no seats had contested races, including the available Place 4 seat.

Businessman and incumbent Mayor John Packer will keep his seat on the council. Former council member Dave Rhodes returns to the Place 2 seat, and newcomer and attorney Megan Klaeger will take the Place 6 seat following a swearing-in ceremony after the election.

Incumbents for Place 2 (Jane Marie Hurst), Place 4 (Rachel Austin-Cook), and Place 6 (Ryan Nash) did not file to run again.

Hurst and Nash have served the maximum amount of consecutive terms allowed by the city charter.

City officials chose to seek a potential appointee to Place 4 by launching the application process April 17.

As of April 27, no Marble Falls resident had turned in an application, officials said.

The deadline is 5 p.m. May 8.

The council is scheduled to consider applicants during its May 16 regular meeting.

Elected council members serve two-year terms, while an appointee serves until the next called municipal election.

Applications are available at City Hall, 800 Third St., or by emailing City Secretary Christina McDonald at

The appointee will serve until May 2018. For more information, call (830) 798-7060.