Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Newly elected Hancock City Councilors sworn in

HANCOCK -- Two new councilors joined the Hancock City Council as a result of the Nov. 2, 2010, elections.

John Haeussler ran unopposed and was elected to a vacant at-large council seat for a four-year term. Haeussler also serves on the Hancock Housing Commission and is vice-president of the Hancock Housing Foundation.

Newly elected Hancock City Councilor John Haeussler receives the oath of office from City Clerk Karen Haischer during the annual organizational meeting of the Hancock City Council on Nov. 10, 2010. (Photo © 2010 and courtesy Roland Burgan)

Jeremie Moore ran as a write-in candidate for the Ward II Council seat and was elected to that seat for a two-year term. Moore is employed by BHK Child Development and is a member of the Hancock Fire Department.

Jeremie Moore, newly elected to represent Ward II on the Hancock City Council, is sworn in by City Clerk Karen Haischer during the Council's Nov. 10 organizational meeting. (Photo © 2010 and courtesy Roland Burgan)

City Councilors At Large Lisa McKenzie, Ted Belej and James Hainault were each re-elected to a four-year term to end in 2014 and were also sworn in at the Nov. 10 meeting.

Hancock Mayor William Laitila was nominated and re-appointed as Mayor for a one-year term by a unanimous vote of the Council. Councilor Jim Hainault was also re-appointed as Mayor Pro-Tem for a one-year term by a unanimous Council vote.

Also at the Nov. 10 special meeting, the City Council members voted to award the contract for construction of the proposed 2009 Sanitary Sewer Improvements project to MJO Contracting, Inc., for the Total Base Bid for a total contract amount of $3,092,249.60 contingent upon Rural Development's concurrence with the award and the availability of funding.

The Council also voted to award OHM the engineering and professional services agreement to design the Hancock Beach Storm Water EPA Grant Project at a cost of $42,839.00.

Visit the City of Hancock Web site to read the draft minutes of this Nov. 10, 2010, meeting.

The City of Hancock will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Preceding the meeting, at 7:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held to receive public comment on proposed Ordinance #276 "Purchasing and Sales Ordinance."

Click here to read the Agenda for the Nov. 17, 2010, City Council meeting.

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