Fluit leaves city council

Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

By Steve Peterson

Hawarden councilors received a resignation of a member prior to the Oct. 8 meeting.

Councilor Joel Fluit turned in his letter of resignation Sept. 25, said City Administrator Gary Tucker.

Councilors can either vote to appoint someone in 60 days from Sept. 25 or set a special election.

Fluit was elected to a four-year term in November 2013 after being appointed as a councilor in 2012. He works at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society of Sioux Falls, S.D. He helped organize the city’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2012.

The next city council election will be in November, 2015.


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