Ward 1 town hall draws residents

City Council member Rick Cacini asks for input on issues

Bob Wheeler and Shelly Soliz discuss issues with Ward 1 City Council member Rick Cacini. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

By Carol Mowdy Bond

Contributing Writer

Yukon Ward 1 City Council member Rick Cacini hosted his first town hall meeting to get input from Ward 1 residents.

Yukon At-Large City Council Member Jeff Wootton joins residents meeting at the Ward 1 town hall meeting. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

Yukon At-Large City Council Jeff Wootton and residents met at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore, for the Jan. 23 meeting.

“If there’s something I can do, you can call me,” said Cacini, who serves on nine boards and 13 organizations. “Also, I want input from you so I’ll know how to vote on upcoming issues.”

Individuals expressed concern about roads in disrepair and hazardous roads. Also, questions were asked about roads with no center lines painted on them.

“If you’re missing a sign, or need lines on the street, or have a hole in your road or other issues, just let me know,” Cacini said.

Cacini made a list of concerns expressed and said he would check on everything discussed.

Kathy Cacini and Shirley Brooks talk about concerns at the Jan. 23rd Ward 1 town hall meeting held at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

Ward 1 resident Marc Marrs said he doesn’t attend city council meetings because his concerns are not on the agenda.

“If you have a problem that’s not on the agenda, go ahead and come,” Cacini responded. “You fill out a form, and turn it in. Then you will be called on to talk about your issue during the meeting.”

The City of Yukon is divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by a city council member, plus there is one city council member at large.

Robert Noll and Rachelle Belflower ask questions and express concerns at the Ward 1 town meeting hosted by Ward 1 City Council member Rick Cacini on Jan. 23rd. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

Ward 1 is bounded on the west by Cornwell Dr. from Main St. south to Spruce Dr. which becomes Beech Ave., then from Beach Ave. to Willow Pl., then southwest along Willow Pl. to Fay Ave., then east along Fay Ave. to Cherrywood Ln., then south along Cherrywod Ln. to Vandament Ave. The ward is bounded on the south by Vandament Ave. to the east city limits, then north along the east city limits to State Hwy 66/Main St., then west to Cornwell Dr.

The Yukon City Council includes Ward 1 Member Cacini, Ward 2 member Shelli Selby, Vice Mayor and Ward 3 Member Donna Yanda, Mayor and Ward 4 Member Mike McEachern, and At-Large Member Jeff Wootten.

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Centennial Bldg., 12 S. 5th.