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Wimmer named mayor of Arispe

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:41 a.m. CDT

Arispe City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to appoint Dennis Wimmer as mayor of Arispe. Wimmer will hold the office through 2015.

Wimmer replaces former Arispe mayor Michael Fry — who was charged with fourth-degree theft in October after allegedly compromising a credit card from Southern Prairie Solid Waste. Fry resigned from his mayoral duties in December.

“They needed somebody,” Wimmer said, “and I have strong ties to the Arispe community so I’m going to get up to speed and do what I can to help the town.

“I also want to thank Michael Fry for the hard work he put in, and it’s unfortunate he had to resign.”

Arispe City Clerk Randi Cass and Arispe City Councilperson Darcy Johnson said this morning Wimmer is a good selection as mayor because he has great concern for the community, and he is available to the residents of Arispe and available to go the meetings mayors are required to attend.

Arispe City Council now consists of Johnson, Charles Davenport, Sandy Fry and Robin Vogel. There is still one vacancy on the council. Arispe City Council members discussed options to fill that vacancy Monday evening.

“I believe we have that vacancy filled now,” Wimmer said, “but we will wait until next city council meeting to announce that person.”

The next Arispe City Council meeting is scheduled Feb. 10.

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