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Voters to select mayor, three councilmen
ST. HEDWIG -- The appearance of the St. Hedwig City Council could undergo drastic changes, depending upon the outcome of the May 11 municipal elections. The council, at its Feb. 7 meeting, voted to declare an election.
The filing deadline for places on the ballot is Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m., said City Secretary Barbara Pawelek following the meeting.
In addition to the two-year terms for council places 1, 3, and 5 -- which are held by councilmen Dwayne Padalecki, Walter Wyrwich, and Francisco Arevalo, respectively -- residents also will choose someone to fill the unexpired term for mayor. This follows the resignation of former Mayor Mary Jo Dylla late last year. Padalecki, who is the city’s mayor pro tem, has been presiding over the council meetings since Dylla’s departure.
Also during the meeting, the council rescinded its vote from its Jan. 3 meeting. At that time, the council voted to increase the monthly stipends for Barbara Pawelek and for Kathy Palmer, the city’s code compliance and zoning officer. The agenda for that meeting had this item listed only for “discussion.”
At its Feb. 7 meeting, however, the council authorized budget amendments to provide the necessary funds to increase these stipends. The council also passed a resolution establishing the pay increases.
In other business, the council:
•Voted in favor of a speed limit ordinance, which is patterned after the rules for unincorporated areas of Bexar County. In residential areas, the speed limit will be 40 mph, unless otherwise posted.
•Voted in favor of coordinating a household hazardous waste collection event, which would be held at City Hall. The date of the event has not been determined.
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