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Jacks named Caspian mayor

CASPIAN—At its reorganization meeting Jan. 8, Caspian commissioners elected Matt Jacks as mayor by a 4-0 vote, with former mayor Gary Sabol unable to attend the meeting.
      Commissioner Mark Stauber was elected as mayor pro-tem.
      During the reorganization meeting, Stauber and newly elected Mickey Stachowicz were sworn into office by City Manager John Stokoski.
      The new mayor named Stachowicz to the Multipurpose Committee and noted that all other committee appointments will remain the same, adding that appointments to the city’s Recreation Board will be made later.
      The board also thanked Commissioner Randy Thunander, who did not run for re-election, for his time on the board.
      The board also retained the services of the law firm of Polich and Tousignant as its legal counsel as well as its current auditor, CPA Barry Gaudette of Traverse City. It approved retaining its current investment policy.
      Highlighting the board’s return to its regular meeting was the 2018-2019 audit presentation by former auditor Scott Kenney, who has served as the city’s financial consultant for the past year.

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