By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News
WAYLAND ? City Council members cast one eye toward the future while keeping the other one focused on the present during their Dec. 20 meeting.
The meeting was the finale for retiring Mayor Bradley Roth, who was recognized for his 20 years of service to city government. Roth also gave the oath of office to mayor-elect Greg Rich, re-elected council member Melinda Ullery and newly elected council member Caylon DeVaul.
Rich also resigned his council seat, effective Dec. 31, to assume the mayor?s post. Rich, Ullery and DeVaul were elected to four-year terms during the November general election. Their terms officially begin Jan. 1.
Karole Miller was recognized for eight years of service on the council and Rich was cited for serving on the council for 14 years.
Looking ahead to summer, the council locked in prices for summer street work by L.L. Pelling. Prices include $2.15 per square yard for single seal coat; $3.15 per square yard of base repair and seal coat; and $205 per ton for cold mix.
Approval was given to the purchase of eight round tables for the community center.
In a final agenda item, property tax abatement was approved for Jayne Borchardt, who is building a 10x15 addition to her residence.
Council members meet for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the community center.