Brookings City Council
May 5, 2022
The Brookings City Council held a special meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:00 Noon, at the Brookings City & County Government Center, Community Room, with the following City Council members present: Mayor Oepke Niemeyer, Council Member Nick Wendell, Holly Tilton Byrne, Wayne Avery, and Joey Collins. Absent: Council Member Leah Brink and Patty Bacon. City Attorney Steve Britzman and City Clerk Bonnie Foster were also present. City Manager Paul Briseno was absent.
Agenda. A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Collins, that the agenda be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 5 - Niemeyer, Avery, Wendell, Tilton Byrne, and Collins; Absent: 2 - Brink, Bacon.
Bonnie Foster, City Clerk, provided Recount Board Election Canvass details for the 1-year City Council Seat on the April 12, 2022 Combined Municipal / School Board Election for City Council and members of the public.
(Council Member Tilton Byrne arrived at 12:08 p.m.)
Resolution 22-036. A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Mayor Avery, that Resolution 22-036, a Resolution Canvassing the Recount Boards decision on the April 12, 2022 Municipal Election, be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 5 - Niemeyer, Avery, Wendell, Tilton Byrne, and Collins; Absent: 2 - Brink, Bacon.
Resolution 22-036 - Canvassing the April 12, 2022 Municipal Election Recount
Whereas, on the 12th day of April, 2022, there was held in the City of Brookings, South Dakota, an election for the purpose of electing two (2) 3-year term Council Members, one (1) 2-year term Council Member, and one (1) 1-year Council Member; and
Whereas, the judges and clerks of said election have returned to the City Council of the City of Brookings the official results for the purpose of the Official Canvass; and
Whereas, 1-Year City Council Candidate Andrew Rasmussen filed a letter requesting a recount; and
Whereas, on Monday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m. the Recount Board assembled consisting of the following representatives: Tim Reed (representing Andrew Rasmussen), Robert Burns (representing Brianna Doran), and former Supreme Court Justice David Gilbertson (neutral representative appointed by the City Clerk); and
Whereas, the Recount Board canvassed the results for the purpose of determining the official election outcome; and
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Brookings, South Dakota that the official vote for the office of City Council at the City Election held April 12, 2022 was as follows:
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Adjourn. A motion was made by Mayor Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that this meeting be adjourned at 12:14 p.m. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.
CITY OF BROOKINGS, SD
Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor
Bonnie Foster, City Clerk