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Council appoints new board members for planning commission

<p>Auburn's City Council meets in the City Council Chamber at 141 N. Ross St. on May 4, 2021.</p>

Auburn's City Council meets in the City Council Chamber at 141 N. Ross St. on May 4, 2021.

On Tuesday night City Council approved all items on the consent agenda, which included new board appointments. 

The council filled the two vacancies in the Green Space Advisory board. Mayor Pro Tem Beth Witten of Ward 3 nominated two candidates during committee of the whole. 

Courtney Raville, who has served one full term previously, and Michael Buckman. The two new members were appointed during the consideration of the consent agenda. 

Raville and Buckman will begin serving their terms on Aug. 8. and are set to finish their terms in 2026. 

Mayor Ron Anders nominated Dana Camp and David Wisdom for the planning commission. Their terms will begin Aug. 1. and they will serve on the board until 2028. 

Kelley Griswold of Ward 2 commented on the nomination processes for the Planning Commission. 

"Although the mayor makes the nominations for the planning commission the city council did revise the process," Griswold said. "Its a very open and visible process now. The council has the opportunity meet and interact with the candidates and make recommendations to the mayor, which we haven't done in the past." 

They Council approved a contract with Craftmaster Printers, Inc. in the amount of $17,832, which will fund the printing and mailing of informational postcards to registered voters in the city of auburn to inform them of their ward and polling place for the 2022 municipal election. 

Mayor Ron Anders discussed the importance of these postcards for the upcoming election which will take place on Aug. 23. 

"We have been talking about this since the beginning of the year," Anders said. "There are going to be some of you that will have changes in where you vote and some wards have changed so its important that you pay attention to this. We will do whatever we can to get these in mailboxes." 

The deadline to register to vote for the municipal election is Aug. 8. 

David D. Dorton, public affairs' director for the city of Auburn, confirmed that these mailings will be a one-time plan in time for the election but that the city is planning on circulating the information on the web and also on social media.

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