Council Approves Mayor's Appointments...Barely

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson brought two appointments to two separate boards before the City Council at their last regular meeting, which were approved, but only barely on a split vote by the council.

Mayor Johnson introduced Ryan Mader as a candidate for a 4-year term on the Buffalo Trails Board and former Mayor Randy Dyess as a candidate for a 3-year term on the Kaycee/Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board.

Councilman Dave Long asked before the vote if any others besides the two candidates had filed a letter of interest for the positions. There were no others.

Mayor Johnson called for the vote and Councilmen Bill Hawley and Wes Haskins voted for the appointments and Councilmen Russ Humphrey and Long voted against. Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the appointments.

After the vote, Councilman Humphrey wanted to explain his vote.

The change was made in the public record to reflect the explanation given by Councilman Humphrey, but the official vote remains 3-2 in favor of the candidates.

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