Spring 2014 Election
Tom Myrin, Gregory Huss win Elkhorn City Council seats
ELKHORN—Tom Myrin and Gregory Huss were elected Tuesday to serve on the Elkhorn City Council.
Myrin beat out incumbent James Boardman Sr. for the District 5 alderman seat by 68 votes.
It will be Myrin's first time serving on the city council.
The Gazette was not able to reach Myrin or Huss on Tuesday night.
Not having city council experience isn't deterring Myrin from helping develop the city's economy.
Myrin in an earlier interview said he plans on using his experience as manager at U.S. Bank, Elkhorn, to help the city with decisions on spending. He also hopes to pull on his experience in founding the Elkhorn Business Alliance and Elkhorn Economic Development Committee.
The replacement of the aging Centralia Street Water Treatment Plant has been a discussion in the community for years. The city has submitted an application for a state loan to help pay for the new multi-million dollar facility. It will need to go to the city council for construction approval. Myrin said he plans to gather as much information on the topic and determine a timeline before he commits to spending.
Huss, newly elected District 6 alderman, had 44 votes more than his opponent, Steve Lehmkuhl.
Huss has a similar approach to Myrin in terms of the city's spending.
Huss said in an earlier interview that he wants to take a close look at spending and to spend wisely while budgeting for expenses and capital improvements.
Huss supported the fall Sunset Pool referendum and supports the improvements to parks because they benefit children.
Elkhorn also needs to have slow and steady growth to sustain, Huss said.
Making sure Elkhorn is in a position to pursue and accommodate economic development is important to Huss.