Hankins elected council president
By Bert Lehman
The transformation of the Clintonville City Council continued when the newly elected council members were sworn in at a special organizational council meeting Tuesday, April 19.
Four of the five council members sworn in had unseated incumbents in the April 5 election.
The makeup of the council has change almost 100 percent since the investigation of former city administrator Lisa Kotter, and her eventual resignation took place. Mark Doornink is the only council member that remains. He did not seek re-election in 2015, but won a seat on the council in the most recent election.
Council members sworn in included Doornink, Mike Hankins, Chuck Manske, Amy Steenbock and Lance Bagstad.
Lois Bressette was also sworn in as mayor.
With Bressette winning the mayoral election, she had to resign her seat on the council. Three citizens from District 4 applied with the council to be appointed to the vacant seat. Those applying included Gary Hagberg, Jim Supanich and Timothy Zilch.
The council appointed Supanich to the council by a unanimous vote.
The council also unanimously approved naming Hankins council president.
With no opposition, the council unanimously approved naming Keith Steckbauer as the city attorney for the city of Clintonville.
The Clintonville-Tribune Gazette was unanimously approved as the official newspaper for the city of Clintonville.
Committee members and chairpersons for each committee were also unanimously approved.
Chairpersons for select committees include: Airport (Julie Stumbris), Street (Stumbris), Utility Board (Doornink), Finance and Insurance (Doornink), Parks and Recreation (Steve Kettenhoven), Safety and Ordinance (Brad Rokus), and Transit Commission (Hankins).