With Bob Merski's win Tuesday, Erie City Council will soon begin the process of replacing his spot.

We were told Merski must let the City known when he will be resigning from his current position, which will start the official process.

From that day, Council will have 30 days to review all new applicants for the position and begin to whittle down the list of potential candidates.

Applications are not being taken just yet; the City will announce when the window opens.

"Usually, the procedure is they will submit resumes, which council will be given copies of," said Kaz Kwitowski, Erie City Councilman. "We'll schedule a meeting or two to review them and set up a procedure with how we're going to proceed with the vote to end up with a replacement."

Merski is set to be sworn into his new position in January.