The first item on Tuesday night’s council agenda was electing new council officers. As soon as Council Chair Sharon Stover opened nominations, Councilor Mike Wismer made a surprise move.
“I’d like to break with tradition and move that council approve the current leadership team for another year, specifically that council approve Councilor Stover and Councilor (Ron) Selvage as chair and vice chair respectively.”
The motion was seconded by Councilor Geoff Rodgers and passed by a 6-1 vote, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle casting the only no vote. Chiravalle did not state his reasons for rejecting the motion.