At the July 14 council meeting, Mayor Petterson recommended the appointment of Carl Ware as the City of New Strawn’s Zoning Administrator and Council approved the appointment. Mr. Ware, who previously worked for the City of Chanute, has been a resident of New Strawn for approximately six years and will bring invaluable experience to the position.
Mayor Petterson also recommended the appointment of Ron Strawder to the New Strawn Planning Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Strawder had been serving as an interim Zoning Administrator since the May 12 council meeting but felt he could better serve the community as a planning commission member. We would like to extend our gratitude to both of these gentlemen for stepping up and volunteering to serve our city in these capacities!