A rather rapid turnover is happening in Durham’s city government. The council accepted the appointment of Ed Flaming on Dec. 3 as a new council member. He will complete the term of Arnold Sommerfeld, who resigned in November.
Mayor Mike Sorenson read a letter of resignation from City Clerk Joyce Medley. She offered to continue with the duties of treasurer. The council accepted her resignation.
After some discussion, the council passed a motion to offer a salary of $200 a month for the position of city clerk.
The mayor thanked Gary Unruh, Gene Duke, and David Hein for putting up the city’s Christmas lights.
Medley reported that 254,500 gallons of water were pumped in November with 225,420 gallons sold. This represents a loss of 11.43 percent.
Among bills approved for payment were $80 for publication of a tax increase ordinance and $81 to the county for an assessment for the park.