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Five eye Planning Commission
• Seat of Couper Condit up for grabs Jan. 13
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Five Ceres residents have applied for the open seat on the Ceres Planning Commission and will be making their pitch to the mayor and council at their next meeting set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.

The seat of Couper Condit has expired. He has applied as have Don Cool, Scott Johnson, Jamie Hancock, and Bret Silveira. All the applicants have been invited to come to the council and explain why they wish to be on the commission and what they have to offer.

The four-year seat will be filled by Mayor Chris Vierra with the concurrence of the city council.

Couper Condit was appointed in April 2015 to fill the unexpired term of Dave Chapman. Condit was reappointed in December 2015 to a four-year term, which expired last month. The last appointment was before his brother, Channce Condit, became a councilman.

The Planning Commission is a permanent advisory committee of citizens appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the council. Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. to consider land use matters such as zone changes, conditional use permits, variances, subdivisions and general plan amendments.