Several of Plymouth’s appointed officials will keep their seats for another term. On Tuesday, the Plymouth Common Council voted to reappoint Billy Ellinger and Mike Miley to the city’s redevelopment commission for another year.
Jim Condon was also reappointed as the city’s representative on the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, in spite of opposition from council member Gary Cook. “He does not live in Marshall County, let alone Plymouth, and yet he’s representing the City of Plymouth on the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation,” Cook said. “Not saying that he hasn’t done a good job, but I think that there are qualified people within our community and in our county itself to appoint to that board.” Meanwhile, Mayor Mark Senter announced several of his reappointments to various boards and commissions.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, council member Mike Delp officially resigned from his position, following his election to the Marshall County Board of Commissioners. Delp thanked his family, constituents, and several current and former elected officials and city employees. “I want to thank the citizens of Plymouth who have elected me multiple times to this position,” he said. “I truly love this community. It’s just a great place to raise a family, and I’m so glad that I’ve got some grandkids that are being raised here, too. Anyway, the community’s been great to me, and it’s actually raised me up.”
Mayor Senter honored Delp with a key to the city. “These years of service have been marked by exemplary dedication to the best interest of the community, and in particular, his attention to face-to-face problem solving, using good old Hoosier leadership,” Senter said. “His performance of the duties and responsibilities as a member of the city council has been characterized as excellent and constructive contributions to municipal government in our city.”
But even though he’s giving up his council seat, Delp is not entirely finished with city government. The common council reappointed Delp, along with Steve Listenberger, to the Urban Forestry and Flower Committee. City Attorney Sean Surrisi also agreed to research whether Delp will be allowed to continue his term on the Plymouth Plan Commission.
Bill Walters was selected in a Republican Party caucus to fill the remainder of Delp’s term on the common council.