Clintonville City Council reorganizes
Newly elected officers were sworn in, mayoral appointments were approved, and the council elected a president.
Alderpersons Jeannie Schley, Gloria Dunlavy, Pete Stumbris, Mike Hankins and Steve Kettenhoven were all sworn in to office. The council then elected a president. Gloria Dunlavy nominated Jeannie Schley, and Steve Kettenhoven nominated Mike Hankins. A ballot vote was collected, and Hankins was the winner.
The council then unanimously approved Mayor Judy Magee's nominations for various committees/commissions/boards. A complete list is available at Clintonville City Hall.
Magee then nominated April Dunlavy for the position of City Attorney. This is the third consecutive year that Magee has nominated Dunlavy for the position.
Schley made a motion to approve the nomination, and Dunlavy seconded it. It was voted down by a 2-7 margin, with Stumbris, Kettenhoven, Hankins, Lois Bressette, Mark Doornink, Bill Zeinert and Joe Lamia voting no.
Magee refused to nominate current de facto City Attorney Tim Schmid, but he will continue as de facto attorney for another year. Magee said she would nominate Dunlavy again next year.
Dunlavy asked the council why they voted against her daughter. "I know I'm her mother, but why don't we vote to give the position to someone who was born and raised here?"
No other council members chose to respond.
The council then voted to appoint an official newspaper. Doornink nominated the County Post East, and Stumbris seconded his motion. Schley began a conversation about the County Post East and the Clintonville Chronicle. Circulation numbers, employees, past differences, readership, and the working relationship between the city and both papers were discussed.
The motion by Doornink was passed by a 6-3 vote, with Dunlavy, Schley and Lamia voting no.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
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