by Karen Mead-Elford, staff writer

COUNCILPERSON CHUCK SPRING was appointed Corunna Mayor Pro Tem at the Monday evening Corunna City Council meeting. (Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)

The regular meeting of the Corunna City Council was held Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center on Norton St. as usual. Items of business began with an audit presentation from Steve Kirinovic, CPA from the accounting firm of Abraham & Gaffney, PC out of East Lansing, and continued with the appointment of Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Charles “Chuck” Kerridge admitted he had discussed the subject with councilperson Chuck Spring, who had been appointed to the first ward council seat in April. The council readily moved to appoint Chuck Spring as the new Corunna Mayor Pro Tem.

A brief discussion about other council board vacancies, including the now vacant first ward seat, led to the conclusion by the council for a need to advertise to fill those necessary roles. An adoption of Council Rules of Procedures including a few minor spelling alterations that were suggested, took place directly following the need to fill vacant positions. City Manager Joe Sawyer went to some length outlining a few of the Council Rules of Procedures, and elaborated that the Corunna City Council does not completely utilize Robert’s Rules of Order since that would hinder the process. Robert’s Rules of Order has proven to be inefficient in a number of similar scenarios, so a modified version is commonly used.

The meeting ended with the adoption of council meeting dates for 2017. Merilee Lawson also shared information related to new, animated Christmas lighting at McCurdy Park and ongoing fundraising efforts to introduce more holiday lights in the future.

Corunna City Council Appoints Mayor Pro Tem was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by Karen Elford