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Former Councilman John Dupray Appointed to New Baltimore Vacant Seat

The longtime resident was sworn in Monday night at City Hall.

New Baltimore officials appointed longtime resident John Dupray to a vacant city council seat.

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Dupray, an active community volunteer and former councilman, applied for the opening left by Zack Stanton. He was among seven candidates for the position that has a term expiration in more than a year.

City officials said Monday night they were impressed with all the applicants' range of experience, but ultimately decided to go with Dupray because of his knowledge serving on council.

Dupray previously stepped in to fill a vacancy left by Carlos Aprea when he moved on to the Parks and Recreation Department. Before he was sworn in Monday night by Clerk Marcia Shinska and took Stanton's old seat, Dupray was on the Planning Commission--which came in handy during discussions on multiple agenda items.

"It is a real honor," he told council of his appointment.

Check back with Patch for more news from the meeting.

Concerned Citizen September 25, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I am not taking away anything from John but he made it clear that he had no intent to run for City Council and now he puts his name in and gets appointed. Great for him but what about the future of the leadership of New Baltimore. I doubt he will spend any money to campaign for any future position in New Baltimore City Council. I don't think he should have been appointed again. Give others a chance to prove themselves and be what the city of New Baltimore needs now and in the future.

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