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The city of Philomath has reopened its search for citizen volunteers to fill two more seats on its Budget Committee.

The Philomath City Council during its Jan. 10 meeting approved Christopher McMorran to one of three vacancies. McMorran had been the only candidate to submit an application before the then-deadline of Dec. 29.

The city received one other application after the deadline and a few councilors indicated that they knew of people that wanted to volunteer but had not applied in time. As a result, the council opted to just reopen the process to accept applications for the two seats.

The new application deadline has been set for 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

The Budget Committee includes seven citizen volunteers, plus city councilors and the mayor. The group meets several times in the spring and receives budget updates throughout the year. The positions are for three-year terms.

More information and applications are available at this link on the city’s website. Applications can either be submitted online or a fillable form can be completed and emailed to the city recorder at

For more information or to receive a paper application form, contact the city recorder at that same email address or call 541-929-6148.

The City Council plans to make appointments at its Feb. 14 meeting.