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A new mayor and two new City Council members began their terms of office Monday in Wood River. City Clerk Stacy Ehrman administered the oath of office to new Mayor Tom Stalcup and incoming council members Scott Tweedy and Jeremy Plank. Stalcup has served on the council for six years, first appointed after the late mayor Fred Ufert passed away in March 2015.
He handily defeated former Mayor Cheryl Maguire in April’s election. Plank and Tweedy are serving in public office for the first time. Mayor Stalcup tells the Big Z it’s time to get down to business and he looks forward to working for the citizens:
Plank says voters told him to help move Wood River forward:
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Tweedy echoed the need to listen to the people:
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In her outgoing statement, Maguire wished the new elected officials well, telling the audience “we just want to see our little city flourish.” Approximately 50 friends and family members attended the meeting to watch the trio take the oaths of office.
In other business, Police Chief Brad Wells gave a presentation on a state grant to install solar panels on the police station’s roof. He said the cost savings would be about $28,000 per year.