Christiansburg Town Council should ensure an open process for filling a seat expected to open in election shuffle.
Christiansburg Mayor Richard Ballengee isn’t seeking re-election in November. Yet he’s not quite ready to give up a seat at the table at town council meetings.
Councilman Mike Barber is running unopposed for mayor, meaning his council seat almost certainly will be vacant come Jan. 1. Appointing a replacement for the two years left on his term will be among a new town council’s first tasks — and Ballengee has let it be known he’d be willing to serve.