Wenthe takes oath as new Fayette mayor

Wenthe takes oath as new Fayette mayor

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

    The Fayette City Coun-cil dealt with end-of-the-year business when it met Mon-day, Dec. 2.

    Councilmembers learned that Judge Larry Woods waived all but $100 in fees assessed to resident Robert Manderfield regard-ing the cleanup of his previ-ous home.

    The fees were assessed when the City deemed pro-gress wasn't made by dead-lines given. Manderfield will pay $85 court costs, but no other attorney's fees accrued by the City as it had re-quested.

    City crews hauled 47 loads of leaves to Steve Niles' place as part of the citywide leaf pickup.

    Residents are reminded that the Fayette County Lo-cal Housing Trust Fund is accepting applications for housing rehabilitation and improvement projects in Fayette. Applicants must be low- to moderate-income homeowners. Typical pro-jects include repair or re-placement of roofs, win-dows, siding, plumbing, electrical and other items. Contact Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commis-sion at (563) 864-7551 for more information.

    City Administrator Christie Dennis reviewed for the council the different types of audits now available to cities, based on popula-tion. In 2013, the City paid $2,500 for an annual exami-nation, which was just re-cently completed. A copy of the report is available in the clerk's office at City Hall.

    Newly elected Mayor Andrew Wenthe was given the oath of office in advance of the next council meeting. He will then administer the oath of office to new and re-elected councilmembers Rich Patrick, Patty Nefzger, Dan Boberg, Brian Frana and Kris McGrane following the final meeting of Decem-ber.

The next meeting of the council on Monday, Dec. 16, will be at 5:30 p.m. rather than the regular 7:30 p.m. time.

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