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New mayor, council members take over

 

Newly-elected Mayor Larry Price being sworn in. - Scott Hunter photo

Three new town council members and a new mayor took the oath of office at the first council meeting of the new year last Wednesday.

Larry Price, who was elected in November with a nearly 74-percent margin, presided over his first council meeting quite readily taking tips on protocol, having sat through few such meetings before. He was sworn in by Clerk/Treasurer Stefani Bowden, as were the council members.

Sworn in and taking their seats on the council were council members Bob Poch, in council position 2; Marcia Warnecke, position 3, and Fred Netzel, position 1.

The four had actually taken the oath just before the end of 2017 to avoid the city having a lack of legal leadership before the first council meeting, but did so again in a more public and formal setting.

Poch was vote mayor pro tempore to be in charge if Price is not available.

From left, Fred Netzel, Bob Poch and Marcia Warnecke take the oath of office before taking their new seats at the Coulee Dam Town Council. Police Chief Paul Bowden is seated at left. Clerk/Treasurer Stefani Bowden administered the oath of office. - Scott Hunter photos

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