McIntosh voted in to fill vacant CCC seat

In a 5-3 vote, the Champaign City Council elected Vic McIntosh to fill the vacant District 3 seat Tuesday night at the weekly council meeting at the Champaign City Building, located at 102 N. Neil St.

Previously, the council was tied 4-4 between Tony Pomonis, owner of Merry-Ann’s Diner, and McIntosh, a former city council member, to replace former city councilman Kyle Harrison after his resignation, which took effect on June 15. Councilman Tom Bruno cast the deciding vote because until Tuesday, he had voted for Pomonis.

Harrison left his position because he and his family moved out of his home in District 3 to a different Champaign home.

McIntosh had served on the council for a decade until 2009 when he retired by not seeking a re-election.

Because Harrison’s appointment had not expired, McIntosh will only have the seat until May 2013 when the next election will be held.