Council picks Brekke to fill vacant position


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 11:45am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Andrew Brekke addresses the Havre City Council about filling vacant position. Brekke, who resigned from the council in 2018 after he moved to a new residence in a different district, was appointed back onto the council Tuesday to take the place of Caleb Hutchins, who resigned earlier this month to move to Spokane.

After interviewing three people who applied to fill a vacancy on Havre City Council, in a split vote the council Tuesday appointed an applicant with experience in the position.

Council voted 4-1-1 to appoint former council President Andrew Brekke to fill the seat vacated by Caleb Hutchins, who resigned to move to Spokane to take a position at Spokane Community College.

Council members Terry Lilletvedt, Denise Brewer, Karen Swenson and Ed Matter voted for Brekke, while Lindsay Ratliff voted for applicant Tim Brurud and Sarah McKinney voted for Mitchel Dolphay.

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