A candidate in the last municipal election says he'll accept the position of Kingsville councillor.

John Dreidger of Cottam was the next in line after the election of Sandy McIntyre in the Kingsville election in 2014.

McIntyre stepped down for personal reasons.

Council decided to appoint Dreidger at its regular meeting last night.

Mayor Nelson Santos says council was told an election would cost $55,000 for an eight-month term before voters return to the polls.