Paul Stevens is the new mayor of Ridgeway.

At its meeting Monday night, the Ridgeway City Council appointed Stevens, a member of the Council, to serve until the next city election Tuesday, Nov. 5. Mayor Dave Brenno had to vacate the position because he is moving to Cresco.

Stevens had been serving on the Ridgeway Council. Ridgeway residents have the right to file a petition requiring the vacancy be filled by a special election. They must file a valid petition requesting the election with the City Clerk Sharla Berns within 14 days of Monday's appointment.