By Kiera Morgan
The Lincoln City city council interviewed three who applied to fill the vacant council position. They included former Mayor Dick Anderson, Riley Hoagland and Dean Coppage and Riley. Each candidate was asked a series of questions including why they wanted to be on the council, their vision for the city and what if appointed they hoped to accomplish. Mr. Hoagland said he would like to bring a new perspective to the council. He said he would like to see more family oriented activities in the city and for Devils Lake to be more of a mail attraction. Mr Coppage said he has been in the land development business for over 50-years including doing some work for the city and feels he would have something to contribute.
Mr. Anderson told the council “I have been on the council before representing Ward 2 and have been Mayor and I feel my experience is what is needed on the council.” “For me the reason is there is still unfinished business that needs to be done, weather that is the Villages, sewering the lake, or weather it’s getting more people involved in city government. “It’s important I think that you have someone who knows the process, can hit the ground running and contribute.” He pointed out that since leaving as Mayor he has stayed involved in city government including being on the budget committee and attending work sessions on important issues. Other questions asked of the applicants included their views on workforce housing and VRD’s. After the interviews the council voted to appoint Dick Anderson to the Ward 2 position vacated by Jim Davis. He will be sworn in on Monday October 19th during a special council meeting.