Majerle and Shedd appointed to city council

The City of Tower held a marathon special meeting session on Tuesday, May 28. The first item of business was filling two vacant seats left open on the city council by the resignations of Kevin Fitton and Brooke Anderson, who had remained on council following the past November election until their resignations in April and May.

Mayor Orlyn Kringstad again nominated Mary Shedd to fill a seat on the council through 2021. Kringstad attempted to nominate Shedd at the May 13 council meeting, however, at that time, the council determined that it would like to review each applicant before making these appointments and tabled the issue. This time, his motion to seat Shedd on the council passed unanimously.

The Mayor then nominated Sheldon Majerle to fill the other open seat—a term also ending at year-end, 2021. The Mayor’s motion to seat Majerle was also unanimously approved by the three members of the city council.

Majerle returns to the Tower City Council having previously served Tower in this capacity for several terms more than 20 years ago. Although Majerle has not served on the council in the interim, he has been active in city work, including service on numerous city committees including the Tower Forestry board and the Gundersen Trust board.

Other applicants were Cindy Spicer, Josh Zika and Richard, “Dick” Larmouth who had rescinded his application to serve the city prior to the Tuesday meeting. Mayor Kringstad noted that Zika, his next-door neighbor, would be interested in serving the city on committees and noted that he would utilize his services with an appointment where he could make a valuable contribution.