Westover city council elects new councilmember-at-large

WESTOVER— Westover city council elected long-time resident Steve Andryzcik to fill the vacant position of councilmember-at-large.

At the Westover city council meeting, held at 6 p.m. Monday June, 18, at the Westover City Building, Westover city council and mayor David Johnson voted unanimously to appoint Steve And-ryzcik as the new councilmember-at-large, a position previously held by James Elvis Austen.

James Elvis Austen resigned from his position at the May 22 city council meeting, citing personal reasons.

Councilmember-at-large Al Yocum was not in attendance for the vote.

Mayor David Johnson said the council received two letters of application, Steve Andryzcik and Homer Davis, for the vacant position, and they would have to vote on the applications in the order in which they were received.

In his letter to council, Andryzcik said he had lived in Westover for “35 years in three different areas of the city.”

Andryzcik said he has owned a video and camera business on Holland Avenue, and he has held several different rental properties in the city.

He also cited his experience as serving on the Westover Police Commission in the past.

After the meeting, Andryzcik said he was excited by the direction council was headed, and he wanted to be a part of the progress.

“I like the direction the city is going, and I want to help participate in that,” he said. “I am a life-long resident. My son was born and raised here, and I want to help out.”

Andryzcik said he would probably serve on various committees, and he said he would like to see Westover expand its borders.

“I’d like to see us expand our borders a little bit, help bring in some income into the city of Westover,” he said. “Financially, that’s what we need to do to provide what the citizens of Westover want.

Andryzcik will be sworn in for his position, along with the three re-elected ward council members Janice Goodwin, Ralph Mullins and Leonard Smith, before the next Westover city council meeting, held at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 2 at the Westover City Building.

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