Brown tabbed to serve
on Hailey City Council
Express Staff Writer
Council members Monday voted unanimously to appoint Carol Brown, chairwoman of
the city Planning and Zoning Commission, to the empty council seat vacated by
Mayor Susan McBryant.
was sworn in as mayor Nov. 25 after the council determined that the Nov. 8
resignation of Mayor Al Lindley was legally binding and could not be rescinded—nominated
Brown for the position.
Lindley looked on
from the audience Monday as Brown was promptly sworn into office and took her
seat on the panel.
Brown is a Hailey
resident who works for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Her departure from
the Hailey P&Z will leave a vacancy on that panel.
Monday P&Z commissioners will select a new chairperson from the four
remaining members of the panel, after which she will appoint a new commissioner
to fill the vacant commission seat.
guaranteed a position on the council for approximately one year. A vote to
determine a publicly elected council member for the seat will be held during the
November 2003 general election.
council members Monday unanimously appointed Councilman Rick Davis as the panel’s
president. McBryant had been council president prior to her appointment as the
sitting in, council members voted 4-0 to support a nomination of Davis by
Councilman Don Keirn.
To conclude a
succession of appointments, council members voted unanimously to support a
proposal by McBryant to reappoint P&Z Commissioner Eddy Svidgal to a second
Svidgal is an
architect who maintains an office in Ketchum.
Monday’s agenda, council members approved a long list of legislative measures
that McBryant referred to as "housekeeping."
unanimously approved an application by Airport West Partners for Final Plat
approval of Phase Two of the Airport West Subdivision south of downtown Hailey.
"I think it
will really be an asset to the city of Hailey," Davis said.
did not take action on a request by staff of Wood River Land Trust for money to
assist in the purchase of 2.17 acres of land adjacent to the Big Wood River east
panel showed general support for the plan, and appointed Brown to serve as a
council liaison to work with city staff to determine if any money can be freed
from the city budget to support the land acquisition.