Northland Community Council President Emmanuel V. Remy took the opportunity at the NCC's annual holiday gathering last week to announce he will apply to fill a vacancy on Columbus City Council.

Northland Community Council President Emmanuel V. Remy took the opportunity at the NCC's annual holiday gathering last week to announce he will apply to fill a vacancy on Columbus City Council.

City Council members announced Nov. 30 that the process had begun to replace Eileen Y. Paley, who was elected in November to be a Franklin County Municipal Court judge.

The deadline for applications, which must include eight copies of an applicant's resume, was Friday, Dec. 11. Current and incoming council members will interview prospective candidates Dec. 14-18, according to a memo from City Council President Andrew J. Ginther.

Three finalists will be selected Dec. 18.

Public meetings regarding the remaining candidates are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 11, with a vote to be taken by current council members that last day.

Remy said he anticipates there will be a lot of "good candidates" applying for the vacancy.

He also took time at the organization's holiday dinner Dec. 1 to express his appreciation of the people who represent member organizations.

"It's a pleasure to get together and do something socially," he said during the gathering at Fujiyama Steakhouse on Cleveland Avenue. "It's also time to thank you for your commitment and your efforts to make Northland great."