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Looking Ahead in Wayne
April 18, 2018

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in city hall at 306 Pearl Streets. We would love to see you there!

Mayor Brodersen Sworn In
With former Mayor Chamberlain resigning his position, Jill Brodersen (then City Council President) was sworn in as the Mayor for the City of Wayne at the last Council meeting. With Mayor Brodersen's leadership change, the Council elected Cale Giese as its new President. Brodersen's move to Mayor has also left a vacancy (until the next general election in November) in Ward 4 for Council. The City will be taking applications for this position with Mayor Brodersen bringing her appointment to the City Council for its approval likely as soon as May 1. If interested in this Council position, please contact Mayor Brodersen.
Get to Know Your Candidates
Wayne Area Economic Development is arranging a candidate forum for May 8 at the Wayne Senior Center to introduce the community to the contested primary races. These candidates will include the four running for Mayor (Cale Giese, Pat Melena, Jennifer Sievers, Doug Sturm) with the top two vote getters moving on to the general election in November. The forum will also showcase candidates for the Republican tickets of County Attorney, County Commissioner for District 1, and County Treasurer. There will be 11 candidates in total invited to this forum. Come get to know your candidates.

Permits for Working in the City Right-of-Way
Much discussion was had at the last Council meeting concerning construction work being done in the City right-of-way (ROW). Staff has recommended a more comprehensive approach to permit the work in the ROW by knowing more details of the work being done in this area. There has been great investments made with infrastructure in the ROW and the City is committed to do what it can to protect these investments. While four ordinances pertaining to ROW work were passed on the first reading, the Council discussed having staff bring back some changes, including exempting sidewalk improvements from the insurance requirements by the public/contractors. There was also discussion on whether to require only a cash deposit for working in the ROW or to allow a performance bond as well. These ordinances (4) will be discussed again at the next two Council meetings.

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or .

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