On a 4-2 vote, County Solid Waste District Director Mark Saelens was appointed Monday night to fill the unexpired councilor term of Sandy Roumagoux who successfully ran for Mayor.
Councilor Dave Allen said he supported former city councilor Jeff Bertuleit in that he was the next highest vote getter in last November’s election.
New Councilor Ralph Busby said he echoed Allen’s sentiments that Jeff Bertuleit should be chosen. Bertuleit came in second by just 64 votes behind Roumagoux for mayor.
Those in the majority said Saelens has fresh ideas and broad intergovernmental experience that the council needs.