Six new members of the Centerville Youth City Council were sworn in Tuesday, and the outgoing council reported that its first year of operation was a success.
The six sworn in by Justice Court Judge Jerald Jensen are Michelle Tadje, Melanie Roylance, Jill Jones, Trisha Kjar, Heidi Monson and Jennifer Hales.In its first year of operation, the youth council sold T-shirts marking the city's 75th anniversary, built a float for the city's July 4 parade and plans to install a flagpole in the city cemetery in time for a Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony, outgoing youth mayor Alison Cutler reported.
The city loaned the youth council $5,000 for the T-shirts, which the group repaid, leaving $1,971 left over for civic projects, treasurer Tana Talbot reported.
The outgoing group presented city recorder Judy Hovencamp, the council's adviser, with a plaque and flowers.
Hovencamp said the outgoing council also installed a handicap ramp for access to the city offices, helped with the city's Christmas art contest and festival, and stuffed 6,000 plastic eggs with treats and prizes for the spring Easter Egg hunt.
The City Council approved the appointment of the new members and approved a new loan of $4,200 for this year's T-shirt project.