Councilman resigns from appointed seat, sworn in to elected seat

The Ishpeming City Council held a special meeting this morning that lasted all of eight minutes.

They met to accept the resignation of Councilman Joe Juidici from his appointed seat on the council. Juidici resigned from the seat because he was elected to a four-year term and needed to vacate the appointed seat so that the council could appoint someone new in his place.

Ishpeming City Manager Mark Slown said, “The appearance of it sounds like, ‘Oh, my gosh, somebody’s resigning!’ It sounds like a big deal, but really it’s not. He’s going to be back on the city council starting December 3rd when, according to our charter, the new elected council members are installed.”

The new council members were sworn into their positions at the end of the meeting.

There is also a recount pending for one city council seat between outgoing Mayor Mike Tall and Justin Koski, who is currently recognized as the winner.

“The official, final date for that recount has not been finally set, but it’ll probably be around the 24th of November, so we’ll know the results of that recount prior to the council being installed,” Slown said.

If you would like to pull a petition for the appointed council seat, you may pick one up from the city clerk at the Ishpeming City Hall.