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Merv Schmidt sworn in to council


Merv Schmidt is sworn in by City Clerk Stefani Bowden at the Feb. 13 Coulee Dam City Council meeting. - Scott Hunter photo

A retired businessman with plenty of experience took a seat on the Coulee Dam City Council last week.

The decision to seat Merv Schmidt came immediately following an executive session called to make a hard choice between Schmidt and another experienced former council member, Ken Miles.

Schmidt served on the council for many years, beginning in 1984 and including years when the council initially began planning for a new wastewater treatment plan, a project that is just now getting done after years of controversy.

"Thank you for your confidence," Schmidt said after being sworn in by City Cler...

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