The first Monday of the month won’t be free for Duane Miller anytime soon.
On Monday night he was sworn in as the new City Councilman for Ward 1 at Elgin City Hall. He replaces Shirley Nissen on the council. He and Mayor Mike Schmitt took the oath of office together. Schmitt was re-elected to a four-year term as mayor.
A vacancy remains on the city council. With Kenny Jochum not seeking re-election and no one filing for the position, Schmitt declared a vacancy in Ward 2 and encouraged anyone interested to contact him, any council member or city hall. He said he hopes to find a person to serve Ward 2 and fill the position at the January meeting. The term will be for four years.
Due to the vacancy, the council decided to wait until the spot is filled before electing a council president.
In other action, some members of the Elgin community will be seeing some extra “green” this month. City Clerk Vicki Miller will, at the direction of the council, be returning water deposits to a few individuals. Where possible, she will apply the deposits to active accounts in the community. For others who no longer live in Elgin, that she has addresses for, checks will be issued. The remainder, for which she has no forwarding information, the money will be turned over to the Nebraska Department of Revenue for unclaimed property. This all came about as part of her efforts to update the water deposit list.
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