David Borer joins Fayette council 02.03.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette has a full village council again following the appointment of David Borer.

Councilors voted unanimously Thursday night to appoint Borer to fill a vacancy that will expire Dec. 31, 2011. A seat was left empty after council member Ruth Marlatt was elected mayor last November.

Three residents appeared before council and expressed an interest in the position: Borer, Eugene Rosinski and former councilor Ken Delphous.

Council met briefly in a closed session to discuss the candidates before returning to vote for Borer.

The council met for its final time on a Thursday night. The traditional schedule of the second and fourth Thursday of the month will change to the third Tuesday, making the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

APPOINTMENTS—Earl Ferguson was appointed to the village tree commission and Susan Williams will join the zoning board.

A few openings on boards have yet to be filled, Marlatt said.

COMMITTEES—The following committee assignments were approved:

• Finance: Julia Ruger, Paula Ferguson and Tom Molitierno;

• Public Works: Rodney Kessler, Molitierno and Ruger;

• Public Safety: Mike Maginn, Kessler and David Borer;

• Governmental Affairs: Maginn, Ferguson and Borer.

After an initial organizational meeting, committees will meet only when called rather than at an established time.

RETIREMENT—Council passed a resolution to establish a voluntary retirement incentive plan, with the aim of potential savings to the village in the future.

FLOOD PLAIN—Marlatt told council that the village flood plain map has been redrawn and a few properties have been shifted either in or out of the flood plain.

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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