Council outlines process to fill District 6 Alderman position
By Jared Schmeltzer
Due to the resignation of District 6 Alderman in late July, David Sukow, the city’s common council will look to have a quality replacement chosen by the end of the month. At the Recall Forum in July, Sukow mentioned it would soon be time for some ‘young blood’ to take over District 6, however the time came faster than even he was expecting. Following the recall election-where Sukow ran unopposed-he planned to finish out his term as alderman. However a family emergency would derail those plans, forcing him to step down shortly after the election.
Mayor Derek Woellner announced the city will now be accepting applications for District 6 Alderman. Once applications are received, the candidates will be invited to a committee of the whole meeting where they will be interviewed. The council will then vote for to select Sukow’s successor. The deadline to apply will be Friday, Aug. 30, with a decision made by the next common council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
In other action on Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the elimination of Champagne Street as a truck route. The following truck routes will remain open; Highway 64, Highway, K/Center Avenue, Highway G, Highway 107/Grand Avenue and Highway Q/State Street to Highway 107/Grand Avenue. The council also approved renovations of the city garage including the installation of metal siding and replacement of steel exterior doors.