Lanark council welcomes members, discusses website

LANARK – Everyone old is new again.

The Lanark City Council swore in new members at its May 2 meeting, with former Ward 3 Alderman Ken Viglietta sworn as mayor. Viglietta replaced Mayor John Huggins, who will be moving out of the city and did not seek re-election.

The council voted 4-1 to approve former Ward 3 Alderman Mark Macomber to fill Viglietta’s seat. Macomber, a 16-year alderman, did not run again on April 4. Alderman Lara Tallman voted against the appointment.

The council also approved an offer of $3,500 to purchase the lanarkil.com domain name from Huggins, who had maintained the site for the past 12 years. The agreement also includes Huggins doing up to 2 hours of design changes or updates, and up to 2 hours of training for an official or employee to make minor updates.

In addition, Huggins offered to continue to do updates and changes for $22.50 per hour.

“I have some clients in Rockford whom I charge $36 per hour. I want to give back with the $22.50 per hour (fee),” Huggins said.

Steve Kruzek also approached the board about future website updates and corrections.

“Because Lanark is my town, I would charge a flat fee, which is $100, a little less than $10 per hour. I love doing it, and I love the town,” Kruzek said.

Viglietta referred the question to the city’s public relations committee, for a report back at the council’s May 16 meeting.

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