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Hoag sworn into empty council seat


John Hoag was appointed to the recently vacated seat of John Jensen during the regular meeting of the Petersburg City Council Monday evening and immediately took his position.

Appointments of vice mayor and committee members were taken care of at this meeting as well. Mark Jensen will remain as Petersburg Vice-Mayor and will also continue in his role as liaison to the Harbor and Port Advisory Board and Motor Pool Funding Committee.

Hoag will take the liaison position on the Public Safety Advisory Board and Sue Flint, Nancy Strand and Rick Braun will continue in their roles on the Finance Committee with Strand also taking part on the Utility Board.

Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer took the opportunity to announce his retirement.

“The Nov. 19 meeting will be my last,” Dwyer said. “I will be retiring after that meeting.”

Dwyer explained that after the Dec. 18 borough election happens and if it passes the City government will melt away.

“I hope that all here will run for the Assembly along with the school board, hospital board and planning commission,” Dwyer said. “There are also positions open on the planning commission and motor pool fund advisory board.”

Submit a letter of interest to current open positions to City Clerk Kathy O’Rear or Mayor Dwyer.

The deadline to file for positions on the Borough Assembly is Oct. 24 and forms can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office.


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