Open Kingsford Council seat filled
KINGSFORD — Daniel Freeman was selected as a new Kingsford City Council member by unanimous vote.
Freeman will serve out the final year of Kylie Remer’s term. Remer, who served as the city’s first female mayor, has moved from the city.
Freeman, a member of the city planning commission, is owner-operator at Midwest Graphic Design. He is a Kingsford High School graduate.
The other candidate, James Cain, also serves on the planning commission. Council members said they believed either candidate would make a good addition to the council.
Freeman will now serve on the citizen’s advisory commission, because there are already two council members on the planning commission. City Manager Mike Stelmaszek told the council at least one person has expressed interest in the opening on the planning commission.
In other business Jan. 3, the council:
–Approved a plan presented by Lucas Corsi to build 90 storage units contained in two structures on property near Carter Drive and North Balsam St., adjacent to Lodal Park. The property is not owned by the city, but because it is adjacent to a park, the council must give approval. The city would retain a right of way where a paved road may eventually be built.
“(There is) not a lot of use for that land otherwise,” Corsi said. “It’s been sitting there for quite some time.”
–Learned the city has completed its archery deer cull with only 12 deer taken, the lowest number ever.