Wayne City Council To Make Changes To Mayor, President Of Council

WAYNE – With the resignation of Mayor Ken Chamberlain being effective of April 15, Councilwoman Jill Brodersen will take an oath of office Tuesday evening as Mayor during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

From City Hall, the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.

After appointing Brodersen to Mayor from Council President, action will be declared “Notice of Vacancy” in Ward 4 and authorize the City Clerk to publish notice. A new President of Council will then be selected.

Sandy Brown with the Wayne Green Team will present on ‘Pay-As-You-Throw’ Program. Some facts from the presentation include 200 pounds of batteries have been recycled in four months, 37 tons of glass since 2016, 32 recycling bins installed in Wayne parks and public areas as well as $35,000 awarded in grant funds since 2013.

Owner of Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company, Greg Ptacek who is also representing Leadership Wayne will approach council to close off 2nd Street from Pearl Street to the alley for the Wayne Farmers Market. The event would be held every Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. between June 6 to October 13. Ptacek will be present to answer any questions or concerns regarding the request.

In past, the Wayne Farmers Market has been held on the Courthouse lawn and the group would like to move more downtown Wayne. This effort is through the Wayne Farmers Market and collaboration with the Leadership Wayne class to increase foot traffic to the area.

Back on the agenda will include the scheduling of fees and discussion on a future Power Plant Generation.

The City of Wayne will also hold a proclamation for Arbor Day to be held on Friday, April 27.