Mayor Chris Johnson on Tuesday appointed Molly Bonnett to the vacant seat on the Forest Lake City Council. She fills the seat vacated by Jeff Klein, who resigned in August.
Earlier in the special meeting, council members Mike Freer and Ben Winnick voted to appoint former mayor Stev Stegner, but Johnson and Councilwoman Susan Young opposed the motion.
Freer and Winnick opposed the motion to appoint Bonnett, but Johnson used his mayoral power to appoint in the case of a split vote.
Look for more coverage in next week’s Forest Lake Times.