By Dan Bechtold, Editor
Frank Finney was elected the president of the Winner City Council as the new term for city officials started Monday night.
Elected as vice president was Dave Baker.
The oath of office was given to three persons who are beginning to serve a two year term. Finney will serve another term in Ward One. New to the council this year and taking their seats were Jody Brozik in Ward Two and John Meyer in Ward Three.
Plaques were presented to Val Sherman for her 16 years on the council and Zach Anderson for his four years on the council.
Mayor Jess Keesis made several appointments. Paul Jensen was named city attorney and Sandy Steffen was named assistant city attorney.
Paul Schueth was appointed police chief and Rhonda Augspurger was appointed finance officer.
Appointed as city engineer was the firm of SPN of Mitchell.
Re-appointed to the city planning commission were Kay Berg and Joe Hockett.
Council committees for 2015-2016 include:
Police commission—Jess Keesis, Frank Finney and Jena Littau
Cemetery, parks and recreation—Jena Littau, Dave Baker and Jody Brozik
Utilities/streets/drainage—Frank Finney, Brad Schramm and Jody Brozik
Finance and ordinance—Frank Finney, Jena Littau and John Meyer
Insurance/administration building and fire hall—Littau, Brozik and Schramm
Union committee—Keesis, Finney, Augspurger and Paul Jensen
Administrative policy/personnel—Finney, Baker and Meyer
Emergency management/airport—Finney, Schramm and Baker
Third District planning/ Chamber of Commerce/economic development—Keesis
Senior citizens—Frank Finney
The mayor and city council members signed an ethics pledge which is part of city ordinance 830.