City of Loveland residents voted Nov. 2 to fill four open seats on Loveland City Council. Two new candidates were elected to Council, and two seats were re-appointed.
John Hart and Kip Ping are newly elected to City Council. They both will be sworn in Dec. 6.
Incumbent candidates Tim Butler and Ted Phelps won their City Council seats. They both will be reappointed Dec. 6. This will be Butler’s second term and Phelps’ third term.
Vice Mayor Rob Weisgerber and Neal Oury are leaving City Council. Their final meeting was Nov. 23.
Weisgerber was one of the city’s longest serving mayors. He first held public office in 1995 and has served uninterrupted from 2001 until present.
“The fact that Rob cared enough about the city and its residents to devote 24 years of his life is truly astonishing,” said Mayor Kathy Bailey.
Weisberger served on numerous committees, and some of his accomplishments from his time in office include the completion of the Safety Center, upgrading the city’s water system, the founding of East Loveland Nature Preserve, and developing the electric/gas aggregation program.
Oury served one term on City Council. He served on the Public Relations & Communications Committee, where he helped develop the city’s new website LovinLifeLoveland.com. He also served on the Community Improvement Corporation where he helped to establish the Loveland Heights Housing Grant Program.
“Neal has shown unwavering respect for citizens of the city and a steadfast resolution to do what he feels is in their best interest,” commented Mayor Bailey.
Loveland City Council elections are held every two years and rotate between three and four seats. Under the Home Rule Charter adopted in 1961, the city is administered by a council/manager form of government with seven council members elected at large on a non-partisan basis for four-year terms.
City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall; the public is welcome to attend. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, meetings are streamed online via the city’s website and social media channels including Facebook.
To view City Council meeting agendas, please click here.