Buffalo City Council has Change of Power

Buffalo City Council 2011: from left, Bruce Hepp, Russ Humphrey, Mayor Randy Dyess, Stan Lakin, Bill Hawley, and City Clerk Julie Silbernagel.
Buffalo City Council 2011: from left, Bruce Hepp, Russ Humphrey, Mayor Randy Dyess, Stan Lakin, Bill Hawley, and City Clerk Julie Silbernagel.

There was a change in the Mayor's seat and two council seats at Tuesday's City Council meeting in Buffalo. Aaron Palmer with the report.


Randy Dyess was sworn as the new Mayor, and newcomers Stan Lakin and Bill Hawley were sworn as City Councilmen.

When the mayor's appointments were brought up, Councilmen Bruce Hepp and Russ Humphrey voted against Dyess' choice for Vice-Mayor, Stan Lakin. Dyess explained why he chose to appoint Lakin to the position.

Afterward, the vote was Lakin and Hawley voting for Lakin, and Humphrey and Hepp voting against, which left Dyess to cast the deciding vote for Lakin as Vice-Mayor.

In other council business, the appointments to the various boards was tabled at the request of Humphrey, who said that in the past those interested in the boards would send letters of interest to the council to officially put themselves in the running. As most of those interested this year had not sent letters, the matter was tabled to give them time to submit letters.

The council approved the proposal from North Wyoming Insurance to renew the City's insurance policy with them.

The council told the department heads that one-percent funding requests needed to be in before the January 17th deadline so the council could review them before sending them on to the state.

Finally, the department heads gave their reports to the council. The next city council meeting will be Tuesday, January 18th at 4 pm.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.

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