City Council celebrates Cleland’s twenty years of service

By Kendra Hennis
The meeting of the Tuscola City Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. on January 27. 

The board began by approving an ordinance authorizing boundary mortifications to the area known as the Douglas County Enterprise zone for the Coronus Expansion. All municipalities in Douglas County minus Camargo must vote to approve this ordinance; with Tuscola being the first. The site was previously excluded from the Enterprise Zone because it qualified for the High Business zone designation. The developers have now applied for a boundary amendment to include it, and all participating units of government must consent to the amendment for it to be enacted. 

Mayor Dan Kleiss then announced that board member Danny Cleland handed in his letter of resignation effective February 1. Cleland thanked the board and the community for allowing him to serve for the council for over twenty years. He was given a plaque and thanked for his exceptional service to the community. 

His position will be filled in a future meeting, with Mike Morris being discussed for the role.

The board also:

– Approved the minutes from the January 13 meeting. 

– Approved the December financial report.

– Approved the payment of bills in the amount of $106,607.54. 

– Approved the Class of 2022’s request to paint “T’s” on the pavement for a fundraiser.

– Approved Cast Iron Pub’s request for a Street Festival Fundraiser on June 20, 2020. The event will include a bags tournament and music, with supports going to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

– Approved the annexation of the “borrow pit” property East of the Street Shed. 

– Adjourned until the February 10 meeting at 7:30 p.m. 

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