The deadline for residents wishing to be Powell's next council member was 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The deadline for residents wishing to be Powell's next council member was 5 p.m. Wednesday.

As of press time Tuesday, four candidates had applied:

Scott Beilharz, 37, of 520 Stream Isle Drive.

Tim Gorrell, 50, of 280 Delaney's Circle, currently serves on the city's Arbor Advisory Committee.

James Hrivnak, 48 of 330 Delaney's Circle, currently serves on the city's planning and zoning commission.

George Kannapel, 74, of 106 Olentangy Ridge Place, currently serves on the city's records commission.

Bill Little, 48, of 432 Engelwood Court, currently serves on the city's planning and zoning commission.

One of the applicants will be chosen by council to serve Bill Morton's remaining term, through December 2009.

Morton, 53, resigned in March, midway through his first term on council, citing work which will take him overseas and cause him to miss most council meetings.

Residents wishing to be considered for council had to have lived in Powell since at least April 30, 2007, be registered to vote in the city, and submit a letter and resume by the end of business Wednesday.

Council members are expected to review the applicants during an executive session May 6.

Council is expected to appoint Morton's replacement at its May 20 meeting, said Steve Lutz, city manager. During the April 15 council meeting, Golf Village resident Jon Bennehoof called on the city to adopt wards or precincts.

Bennehoof, who is president of the Golf Village Residents Association, a group formed to oppose a planned Target store, said council should have a member from Golf Village.

Switching from its at large council would require the city to approve a charter change, Lutz said.