MENT to fill the term vacated by Brooks Mitchell was made April 21st during the City Council meeting.
Gail Verver is chef at Loyalton Senior Center. William Mertton works as a clinical medical scientist. Jerry Gerow was general manager of a landscape company, contractor, military officer and administrator of his own business.
They each understood they would serve the extension of Mitchell’s term and run again in 2022.
Mayor Sarah Jackson asked them to share their skill sets.
Gail called this her “second tour of Loyalton,” and as executive chef at the Senior Center, knows the “ins and outs” about the population.
Bill told of regulations and keeping compliant.
Jerry talked of seeing a lot of work needing done, has landscape, contractor and leadership skills.
Council member Darlene Reide asked how much volunteer time they’d put in.
Gail stated the “City is worth it.”
Bill would offer as much as what he has been but works all night.
Jerry would volunteer as much as they want and need. “Gotta get the job done.”
Phyllis DeMartini asked priorities.
Bill was interested in water and sewer for health and safety. He understands it from work in the lab with chemicals.
Jerry had concern with new business and the number of logs coming in and a lot of wood, keeping it safe. He mentioned housing starts and sewer systems and keeping it cleaned up.
Gail stated water, sewer and affordable housing with Seniors struggling and a waiting list at the Senior Apartments.
Council member Joy Markum appreciated Mertton attending all committee meetings, who gave good input on problems and issues and he participated in grant writing and she made a motion to appoint him. There was no second.
Reide made a motion for Gerow, seconded by Rogers with a yes vote by the mayor. Markum voted no.