Lloyd Ash will be sworn in as mayor and Kent Fugal and Richard Paulsen will be installed as councilmen when the City Council gathers Tuesday for its first meeting of 1994.

A third, unnamed resident will be nominated to fill the two years remaining in Ash's council term. Ash said the council has had the freedom to consider everyone in the community as his replacement."I have asked the council if they would allow me to suggest a person and vote Tuesday night on that (name)."

Although he declined to identify the person he plans to nominate, Ash said other members of the council suggested the same individual. Ash has support from all council members for the nomination.

"We wanted to avoid a big debate over who was going to be put in there," said Fugal. "We were told to look for someone who would be good. I think everyone will be pleased with the selection."

Council member Mary West said, "It is important our council continues on in the same vein. We are compatible, but we don't always agree. The individual who will be nominated is a very nice, educated person."

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State codes are vague concerning the process of appointing a mid-term council replacement. Many cities advertise openings and others, such as Pleasant Grove, take recommendations.

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