Candidates interested in filling the District 2 vacancy on the Murray City Council must file applications no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

The council is expected to hold public interviews of the candidates on Sept. 21 and vote Sept. 22 on a replacement for former Councilman John Ward, who resigned his post Aug. 21.Ward, who won election last November on a write-in campaign that unseated former council chairman Lynn Turner, indicated he was stepping down for "serious personal reasons."

Although Ward still has three years and four months left in his term, his replacement will serve for only one year and four months and then will have to stand for re-election in the fall of 1999.

The council has already replaced one member this summer.

Following the resignation of Gary Ferrero, who left the council to become the city's new Justice Court judge, Richard V. Stauffer was appointed to serve out the rest of Ferrero's term.

State law requires that council vacancies be filled within 30 days.