The Geneseo City Council met Tuesday April 14 via teleconference, to vote on items added to the previous week's Consent Agenda, and to swear in the new Mayor, Sean Johnson, as well as returning Alderman Bob Wachtel, and new member Keith Kennett.


After rapidly working through the items on the Consent Agenda, which included renewal of the farm lease of city property to the FFA, acceptance of bid for milling of First Street, annexation of property into the Geneseo city limits, and resolutions dealing with the Covid-19 responses. Casey Disterhof, Police Chief, was appointed to the position of Coordinator of the City Emergency Services Disaster Agency.


The outgoing Mayor, Kathy Caroroll-Duda thanked the members of the Council, "It has been a pleasure working with the Council, it has been a great opportunity to serve with you." Martin Rothschild commended the Mayor, " You have represented the City very well." City Administrator, JoAnn Hollenkamp offered her thanks, "It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to work with a strong intelligent woman. Be assured that Sean (Johnson) will have things well in hand."


Chamber of Commerce Director Zach Sullivan also noted during the meeting, that in addition to two new members to the Chamber this month, the decision to change the Annual Downtown ArtWalk to a virtual ArtWalk on Facebook has been made. A decision on the possibility of holding Music Fest will be decided later this week. He also shared thanks to the outgoing Mayor, with a welcome to the new Mayor and new Council member, Kennett.


The new Mayor was subsequently sworn in, and Councilmen Wachtel and Kennett after that. Casey Disterhof was re-appointed as Police Chief, and JoAnn Hollenkamp as City Administrator. Jamie Matthews was re-appointed as City Treasurer, and Loree Phlypo as City Clerk.


Motion was made to adjourn was made by Rothschild, and seconded by Arnold. The next meeting of the new council will be April 28.


The Geneseo City Council met Tuesday April 14 via teleconference, to vote on items added to the previous week's Consent Agenda, and to swear in the new Mayor, Sean Johnson, as well as returning Alderman Bob Wachtel, and new member Keith Kennett.


After rapidly working through the items on the Consent Agenda, which included renewal of the farm lease of city property to the FFA, acceptance of bid for milling of First Street, annexation of property into the Geneseo city limits, and resolutions dealing with the Covid-19 responses. Casey Disterhof, Police Chief, was appointed to the position of Coordinator of the City Emergency Services Disaster Agency.


The outgoing Mayor, Kathy Caroroll-Duda thanked the members of the Council, "It has been a pleasure working with the Council, it has been a great opportunity to serve with you." Martin Rothschild commended the Mayor, " You have represented the City very well." City Administrator, JoAnn Hollenkamp offered her thanks, "It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to work with a strong intelligent woman. Be assured that Sean (Johnson) will have things well in hand."


Chamber of Commerce Director Zach Sullivan also noted during the meeting, that in addition to two new members to the Chamber this month, the decision to change the Annual Downtown ArtWalk to a virtual ArtWalk on Facebook has been made. A decision on the possibility of holding Music Fest will be decided later this week. He also shared thanks to the outgoing Mayor, with a welcome to the new Mayor and new Council member, Kennett.


The new Mayor was subsequently sworn in, and Councilmen Wachtel and Kennett after that. Casey Disterhof was re-appointed as Police Chief, and JoAnn Hollenkamp as City Administrator. Jamie Matthews was re-appointed as City Treasurer, and Loree Phlypo as City Clerk.


Motion was made to adjourn was made by Rothschild, and seconded by Arnold. The next meeting of the new council will be April 28.