NEW: SCHOENWALD APPOINTED TO CITY COUNCIL
JEREMY WALTNER – PUBLISHER
Tabitha Schoenwald will be the newest member of the Freeman City Council.
The community native and 2000 graduate of Freeman High School was appointed for a one-year term as a Ward 3 representative by Mayor Michael Walter and approved by the Freeman City Council on a 5-0 vote at the city council’s regular meeting Monday night, July 26. Schoenwald will replace Doug Uecker, who was hired as the city’s finance officer earlier this month and began in that capacity on Monday. Her first meeting will be the first meeting of August, on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Uecker was a one-year appointment by Walter last summer as a replacement for Russ Becker, who had chosen not to seek re-election after his term expired.
Schoenwald will join Charles Gering, Terry Jacobsen, Blaine Saarie, Lonnie Tjaden and Charly Waltner on the six-member council. She is the first woman to serve on the council since Eva Olson and Donna Waltner chose not to seek re-election in 2017.
Also at Monday’s meeting the council voted 4-1 to approve a parking zoning ordinance that will tighten the city’s ability to regulate vehicles parked on private property. The ordinance does not include street parking in front of a residential property, but rather parking on lawns that does not meet the regulations now outlined by the ordinance. That ordinance was published in full last week as part of the city’s official minutes.
Watch for more from the city of Freeman next week.