NEWBURG — After Newburg Mayor James Poucher recommended Scott Russell as the city's newest alderman at the Newburg Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the three other board members unanimously approved Russell who will take the place of former alderwoman Alyson Garvey who resigned in May.
Garvey served as a Ward 1 alderwoman since April of 2010. Russell told the mayor that he hopes to do the best he can for the city.
The recent flooding throughout the City of Newburg was discussed as well at the meeting.
Elizabeth te Groen, of the Newburg Children's Museum, addressed her concern that there is a poor drainage system on Water Street. She said was willing to help get it fixed.
Resident Pat Stevenson brought up the mold in the city's community building.
According to preliminary minutes from the meeting, Stevenson wants to use money that had been collected for the repair of the floor to be used to place concrete for some office space.
However, Stevenson was advised that what is needed to solve the mold problem is a large fan with louvers and an air duct put in to draw the moisture out of the building.
In other business, the board of alderman unanimously adopted an ordinance regarding dogs at large and another ordinance regarding inoperable vehicles with fines up to $500 for offenses in either area.
Finally, Police Chief Chris Finch said that he was very proud of the job Sgt. Brant Webber did during last week's flood.
"He did an excellent job of handling things during the flood on both days," said Finch.