Planning commissioner appointed to Cedar Hills Council
That evening, Rees and the city council heard from 11 applicants to the position: JD Brisk, Craig Clement, Curt Crosby (former mayoral candidate), Craig Hansen, David Kirkpatrick, Brian Miller, Robert Morgan, Maurice Navarro, Thomas Reams, Kelly Smith and Steven Thomas. Each was given two minutes to present to the council.
Afterwards, the council voted to narrow that list down to four potential candidates: Brian Miller, Kelly Smith, Craig Hanson and Maurice Navarro.
Each of the council then asked all candidates a question. Those questions ranged from whether they favored council representation by precinct to how they would reach out to residents, to what the goal of city government is and each candidate's experience.
"You're all highly qualified. I'm overwhelmed with the abilities you all have," Rees told the candidates.
Several council members expressed how difficult the decision was and encouraged the candidates to find other ways to serve in the city.
Council member Mike Geddes made the motion to appoint Brian Miller which was supported unanimously by all the council. He was then sworn in City Recorder Colleen Mulvey.
Miller is currently the assistant city attorney for the City of Saratoga Springs. Until his appointment to the council, he also served on the Cedar Hills Planning Commission.
In his application, Taylor shared his vision of the City of Cedar Hills in 10 years.
"In 10 years, I see Cedar Hills preserving its strengths while taking advantage of its opportunities. I see Cedar Hills with its wonderful open space, including the golf course and Harvey Park," he wrote. "It will still be a place that is family friendly and a desirable place to live. More residents will be friends, as recreational opportunities are increased. The commercial zone will be filled with businesses due to the east-west connector and the development in that area. Surrounding residents will have more reasons to shop and play here than our Walmart."
Miller will fill the remaining two years of Ree's term.
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