Archive for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Newly elected Baldwin City Council members to be sworn in Monday

Baldwin City government

Baldwin City government

April 29, 2015

Three newly elected members will be sworn in to the Baldwin City Council at Monday’s meeting.

The new members, Steve Bauer, Tony Brown and David Simmons, received the most votes among the seven candidates running for three open seats in the April 7 general election. They will replace Jason Mock and Ken Wagner, who chose not to see reelection, and Shane Starkey, who finished fourth in the voting.

However, Mock, Starkey and Wagner will still have official council work to do when the council meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin City Public Library Community Room. Baldwin City Clerk Anna Keena said the current council members will first approve the minutes from the April 20 meeting and continue as the council considers old business items on the agenda. Those include the second reading of an ordinance raising wastewater rates with a three-year phase in, beginning with the measure’s approval. The first reading of the rate increase was approved 4-0, with Mock absent, at the April 20 meeting.

The meeting will then pause while departing council members are recognized and the new members are sworn in, Keena said. When the new members take their seats, the council will then consider new business items. The agenda for the meeting will be final Friday.

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