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ALPINE FILLS COUNCIL POST, DELAYS NAMING PLANNER

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The City Council put off naming a city administrator-planner Tuesday, but gave the nod to a new city councilman.

Mel Clement, 56, a 27-year Alpine resident, was named to the City Council to replace Rob Bateman, who resigned. Clement is a vice president with the Woodbury Corp., a major Utah real estate developer and shopping center builder.Clement stepped into his new role from his position as chairman of the city's land-use committee. The committee has been working on updating the city general plan for several months. Clement is also a past chairman of of the city Planning Commission, where he served for more than two years.

Bateman's resignation was effective Tuesday. He cited work and family concerns as reasons for stepping down from the council.

Officials released the names of applicants for the newly created city administrator-planner post last week, after a Deseret News request under the Government Records Access and Management Act. They were expected to fill the position Tuesday but now say they want another two weeks before taking action.