New Council President Says No Shortage Of Challenges

The newly elected President of the Fond du Lac City Council says she’s excited about the new role, and says there’s no shortage of challenges to face as the new council convenes for the first time next week.

Kay Miller was elected by a unanimous vote, 7-0, and now takes over the role of President of the council. Miller will assume the position next week Wednesday at the regularly scheduled council meeting. Patrick Mullen was elected Vice President. Arletta Allen was also nominated as Vice President but failed to garner enough votes.

Miller told KFIZ News Tuesday night that, while the Lakeside Park project has been and continues to be a major discussion point within council and the city, there are a number of other key items that need attention as well.

Miller pointed to the constant flooding issues that have occurred within Fond du Lac, and while the city has managed to avoid any major flooding issues in 2021, there are headaches with water seemingly every year.

Extended transit hours is also an area that Miller thinks needs to be looked at, and said busing in the city typically ends at 6 p.m., and that doesn’t do customers of the service or businesses in town any good. “Folks are just getting off work at that hour, and for those customers that rely on bus service, how are they supposed to go out and enjoy a dinner at local restaurants? Our job as council should be to look at alternatives like extended hours, that would be a benefit to both customers and businesses alike.”

Miller said road construction, street maintenance and lead pipe replacement within the city limits are all items that also need to be addressed, and said “There’s a lot of ground to cover and I believe this council is ready to handle these issues.”

The three newest members of the council were sworn in during the organizational meeting, with Tiffany Brault, Keith Heisler and Patrick Mullen set to begin their new term in office next week.