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Six apply to fill vacancies on Bainbridge Island's Utility Advisory Committee

The Utility Advisory Committee has five appointed positions that will soon need volunteers; four from committee members whose terms will expire on June 30, and one from the earlier resignation of the committee's chairman Dan Mallove.

Interviews for the advisory group have not yet been scheduled, but the city of Bainbridge Island is hoping to conduct them sometime next week.

City council members are chosen by rotation to conduct interviews for the city's committees and commissions. Councilwoman Sarah Blossom and Councilman Steve Bonkowski have been selected to interview the candidates for the Utility Advisory Committee.

Jeff Kanter and Arlene Buetow, whose terms are coming to a close in June, have both reapplied for their seats on the committee.

Former council members Bill Knobloch and Barry Peters have also applied. Both men served as ex officios to the committee during their time on the council.

Nancy Transue and Eric Turloff have also submitted applications to sit on the committee.

Transue is a retired attorney and local teacher. Her application boasts experience in real estate contracts and island energy issues. Turloff is a local accountant with experience in finance.

Committee members Doug Dow and Randal Samstag also have terms expiring in June, but as of yet have not reapplied for their seats on the committee.

The committee can have seven to nine members. It has previously asked the council to keep the number of its members at an odd number.

City officials released the applications of the committee candidates earlier this week. Bainbridge Island had originally refused to release the public records, claiming the documents were exempt from disclosure because they were applications for employment with the city.

The city reversed course after a request for reconsideration by the Review.

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