After Bill Veach quit the Town Council last month over the new financial form all local elected officials must complete as of January 1st, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council will start 2024 with only 4 members. Who might fill that seat?
The 4 remaining Town Council members are expected to discuss the vacancy Monday at its first council meeting of 2024. According to several council members, so far they’ve only heard from one person interested in filling the open seat; Scott Safford. Safford has been a long-time member of the Local Planning Agency and is the co-owner of the Sea Gypsy resort which was destroyed by Hurricane Ian.
The seat left vacant by Veach is up for election in November this year. The council could appoint someone until the election is held in November. They could also choose to leave the position open until the election.
Veach didn’t plan to run and Safford says he would not run, he would only fill the seat until November.