FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2021
For additional information, contact David Plyman, City Manager
Joe Scarbeary Resigns from City Council and Appointed City's new Building Inspector
City Councilor Joe Scarbeary resigned from the Streator city council after the council's regular meeting Wednesday night. Scarbeary has accepted an employment offer from the city for the full-time Building Inspector position.
Scarbeary retired from the Streator Fire Department as a fire lieutenant in October 2018. During his tenure with the department, he was actively involved in Streator's nuisance and fire code inspection programs. He served with the Streator Fire Department for over 20 years.
Scarbeary was first elected to the Streator city council in 2017 . He was re-elected to the council last April to a four-year term. Under state law, city council vacancies are filled by appointment by the mayor, confirmed by city council, until the next regular municipal election. The next election will be held in April 2023.
Mayor Lansford and the city council are accepting applications for the vacant council position. Streator residents who desire to be considered for appointment should submit a letter and resume to the city clerk at city hall before 1p.m. on Friday, September 24.