By Jon A. Brake
The rush to develop Manhattan into Boulder East took a detour Tuesday
night. Mark Taussig and Brad Everett
replaced Mayor Karen McCulloh and Carol Peak on the Commission. Roger Reitz returned for a two year term.
Bruce Snead was elected Mayor and Ed Klimek mayor pro-tem by the new Commission.
What was not known by the audience at city hall and at home watching
TV is the new Mayor had waited until
Monday to make his appointments. This is normally sent out in the Friday packet to all the Commissioners. One
of Mayor Snead's appointments was to replace Mike Hill on the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board with Jan
Ed Klimek made the motion to remove Borst from the appointment list
saying: "Mike Hill has risen to a
leadership position on the board and has done a good job." He also said: "We will need his experience in the
coming year or two."
Several Liberal political groups including Snead's Sustainable Manhattan
are holding meetings all over town to
get new construction stopped in Manhattan. Borst will be putting on a Neighborhood Meeting at 7:00 tonight on
the "Super Duplex."
Snead and Reitz voted against removing Borst's name. Reitz stated: "I'm
a traditionalist and it's the mayor's
call." That statement is mostly true but it does not happen automatically. In 1996 then Mayor Sydney Carlin
tried to remove Borst from the Historical Resources Board. Carlin had appointed someone else and newly
elected Bruce Snead voted against her appointment.
Taussig and Everett joined Klimek in returning Hill to the Board. It
could be the three will make up a new
majority, one that will watch spending and give the City new direction. A better direction, away from Boulder.