Sterling Heights — Michael C. Taylor was named Sterling Heights’ new mayor Tuesday creating a vacancy on City Council.

Taylor will be sworn in during a City Council meeting Dec. 16 after a majority vote by the council Tuesday. Taylor, who was the mayor pro tem, will serve the remainder of former mayor Richard Notte’s term. Notte, 76, died Oct. 28 of pancreatic cancer.

Notte was mayor for more than two decades, the city’s longest-serving top administrator. Before becoming mayor, Notte served 10 years on the City Council.

During Notte’s absence due to his illness, Taylor had been chairing City Council meetings and carrying out the duties of mayor.

City officials put out a call Wednesday for citizens who might be interested in filling Taylor’s seat to submit resumes. His term ends Nov. 3, 2015.

Those interested must have been a resident of the city for at least a year, be a registered voter and cannot be in default to the city.

The deadline for filing letters of interest and resumes with the City Clerk is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Those who submit the proper paperwork on time have the option of addressing the City Council at its regular meeting the next day. The three-minute presentation should cover qualifications, why the applicant is interested in the position and their vision for the city.

A native of Macomb County, Taylor moved to Sterling Heights after graduating from Wayne State University Law School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Kalamazoo College.

He is senior attorney at the firm of Davis Burket Savage Listman Brennan in Mount Clemens.

Taylor and wife Christina have a 4-year old daughter, Clara Rose, and 3-year-old son, Hudson Michael.

The clerk’s office is on the upper level of City Hall, 40555 Utica Road. For information, call Community Relations at (586) 446-2489.

(313) 222-2613

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