Vacancy on Buffalo Center City Council

Buffalo Center’s new mayor and two city council-men recently took their oaths of office, as they began their terms at the start of the new year. From left are Councilman Rick Hofbauer, Mayor John Davids, and Councilman Nich Holland, who all won election last November.

There is an opening on the Buffalo Center City Council, following the resignation of Councilman Bill Jensvold. Mayor John Davids says Jensvold decided to resign his seat because he is spending the winter in Arizona. The City Council plans to appoint someone in February to fill Jensvold’s vacant seat.

The Council discussed the vacancy during its monthly meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 17. Mayor Davids said former council member Pete Paulson would be willing to serve.

Councilman Nich Holland pointed out that Paulson received the most votes of the city council candidates who fell short of election last November, when five candidates ran for two seats. Others who ran included Janet Jutting and Jenell Sachs. Councilwoman Deb Wirth said she thinks the election showed that residents want change, and she supports getting someone younger on the council.

Read the full story in the January 24 edition.