Scott City's mayor selects interim city councilman

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Scott City has a new councilman following the council's regular meeting Monday night.

Mayor Tim Porch appointed Ron Cummins to fill the seat in Ward 3 left vacant after former councilman Joe McDaniel moved from Scott City. According to Porch, Cummins was appointed because he was the only one to file for the seat in the upcoming municipal election.

Cummins is a former councilman who served from 1999 to 2003. He is an 18-year resident of Scott City and owns a contracting company while working for Burlington-Northern Railroad.

He will serve until the municipal election, after which the winner of the election will take the seat.

The council also passed several appointments to city boards recommended by the mayor. They are:

* Barb Lynch and Wanda Schwartz appointed to a five-year term on the board of adjustments.

* Theon Schlosser Jr., Grover St. Clair, Martha Elliot and Nadine Holder appointed to a four-year term on the Illmo Housing Authority board.

* Bill Barnett and Walter Peetz appointed to a three-year term on the police board.

* Chuck and Paula Gooddale appointed to a three-year term on the Historic Preservation Board.

Porch also said the city is seeking two qualified, dedicated individuals to serve on the Planning and Zoning Board.

City administrator Ron Eskew announced that Scott City is seeking someone to fill the job of deputy collector, a part-time position to be appointed by the mayor.

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