City Council to fill vacant seat

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Grand Junction City Council member Duncan McArthur is stepping down. The seat he leaves will be filled after an application and interview process through the city.

That person will stay in the seat until the next municipal election, in 2021.

In a teary announcement Wednesday night McArthur told the crowd that his doctors have recommended living at a lower elevation to help with some of his respiratory issues.

He says he's proud of what he's accomplished in his time on the council, but there's always more to do.

"Infrastructure needs, drainage being one of them, but we have others, roadway improvements, it was disappointing that 2A didn't pass this time, but we also have the situation we've got ongoing building, and building needs to pay its fair share," Duncan McArthur, Grand Junction Council Member.

McArthur has served six years on City Council, his current term would have ended in 2021.