MOUNT VERNON — City council committee assignments have been made for 2018. Members remaining from the old council elected to retain their old committee assignments and the new members — Chris Menapace, Matt Starr and Jeff Gottke — were plugged into the positions vacated by John Booth, John Fair and Susan Kahrl.
Sam Barone remains chair of Finance and Budget, Nancy Vail as chair of Planning and Zoning, Janis Seavolt as chair of Fire, Police and Civil Defense, and John Francis as chair of Employee and Community Relations.
Menapace will step in as chair of the Utilities Committee, Starr as chair of Parks and Land, and Gottke of Streets and Public Buildings.
Council’s committees seldom meet independently, and instead meet in sessions attended by the entire council before regular council meetings.
In addition to the chairs, there are three council members on each committee. The first listed is the “ranking” member, or vice chair.
Utilities — Seavolt, Barone, Francis.
Employee and Community Relations — Barone, Gottke, Vail.
Parks and Lands — Starr, Francis, Barone, Seavolt.
Streets and Public Buildings — Starr, Vail, Menapace.
Fire, Police and Civil Defense — Gottke, Starr, Menapace.
Finance and Budget — Vail, Seavolt, Starr.
Planning and Zoning — Menapace, Gottke and Francis.