Things got interesting during last night’s Cawker City council meeting. After the approval of permits for Drew Duskie and Selena Storer, the public comment portion of the meeting took a while.
Cawker City resident Bill Brummer told the council to begin with that a lot of things have been done wrong. Brummer asked for Mayor Wayne Musgrove and council member Doug Bader to resign. Brummer cited an incident where he wanted to file a complaint and was told to call the city attorney and the city attorney told him to call the mayor. Brummer called the mayor a “big liar” on the issue. Brummer told the council that the city’s police officer Ken Moore would testify on what he heard said regarding the matter in a past council meeting.
When Brummer addressed Bader, Bader said that the city attorney told him not act on certain matters.
Brummer continued saying that just in the past 3-4 years a lot has been done wrong. Brummer said a few people on the council ramrodded his wife. Regarding Brummer’s wife, Musgrove said that she “walked out on the job.”
Brummer said he had some things that Bader said on tape regarding certain issues. He added that he believes the facts will come out and called for an independent investigation. The council said they wanted copies of whatever information Brummer had so they could investigate matters. It was indicated that the Brummers had contacted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation about starting an investigation.
Brummer also had an issue with City Superintendent David Reling and council member Doug Strathman said that the council is looking into things related to that. Strathman added that he didn’t know who to believe here.
Heading into staff reports, the council approved cold patch street material for the City Superintendent for roughly $2,500, the waving of an electric meter fee for Colleen Eberle’s building, and the purchase of two sheets of steel to work on a couple city trash cans.
The council for the transfer of money from funds and Hazard Mitigation Plan approved two resolutions.
The council approved the sending of a proposal for quotes on two city signs and appointment of Colleen Eberle, Cory Fraser, Tracey Diel, and Paula Newlin to the Lakeside Park committee.
Donations to Lakeside High School After Prom and the Cawker City Easter Egg hunt were also made during the meeting.