May 09, 2007 IMLAY CITY — Political newcomer Brian Hill will join three familiar faces on the newly elected city commission.
Hill, who as the second-highest vote-getter (232 votes) will serve a four-year commission term, was among four candidates elected during yesterday's (May 8) city election.
Also elected to four-year terms were top vote-getter and current mayor Marty Rankin (274 votes) and veteran public servant Ted Collom (213 votes). Former commissioner J. Rodney Warner (202 votes) was elected to a two-year commission term.
Finishing out of the running were Alan Karwowski (167 votes), incumbent Amy Darnell (140 votes); Paula Kaiser (114 votes); and Patrice Lubin (58 votes).
Voters provided mixed results on the fate of several proposed amendments to the city charter. City officials had sought the changes to update the document which was written in 1970.
Officials had said that many of the provisions in the city charter are no longer applicable nor financially expeditious. Others, they said, were not compliant with Michigan law.