SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Councilors will discuss, next week, whether a Councilor-elect satisfied residency requirements to hold office. Richard Esterman owns a home in Tollgate, outside the city limits.
He rents a home downtown. However, city staff say the rental property had minimal water use and no garbage service, raising suspicion that he hadn’t lived there the required 12 months prior to the election. Esterman has denied the allegations.
Councilors will hold a hearing on the issue Thursday, December 15, at 6 p.m. to determine whether he is eligible to take his seat on Council in January.