New Cottage Grove council ready for a 'very busy' year
Mayor Myron Bailey started his third mayoral term by welcoming newcomers Wayne Johnson and La Rae Mills to the Cottage Grove City Council Jan. 5.
Bailey said the year ahead will be “very busy,” but new members Johnson and Mills said they were ready.
"I’m excited to finally get moving forward," Johnson said.
The members were also appointed to their commissions for 2017.
Mills will be the council liaison to the Strawberry Fest Committee; Red Rock Corridor Commission; Minnesota High Speed Rail; and the city’s Arts Commission.
Johnson will serve as council liaison to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, the Investment Committee and the Public Services Commission.
Council member Steve Dennis will serve as mayor pro-tem once again, along with liaison duties on the Economic Development Authority; the Investment Committee; and the Planning Commission.
Council member Dave Thiede will serve as liaison to the Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation; Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission; Strawberry Fest Committee; South Washington County Telecommunications Commission; and the Environmental Commission.
The new council will attend a goal-setting meeting early in February.