Mayor Keith Snyder presented Landers to the council and asked for
their "advice and consent" on the appointment. The motion was made
by Kathy Horn and seconded by Melody Anderson. The appointment was
approved with a unanimous 5-0 vote. Marty Neitzel, Tom O'Donohue and
Jonie Tibbs were absent for the evening.
Landers has a long
history with Lincoln and Logan County. He graduated from Lincoln
High School in 1983. Prior to his graduation he started working in
the family businesses, Landers Trash and Landers Landfill. From 1990
to 1995 he was the co-owner and operations manager of Landers Trash
and Garbage Services. When the business sold in 1995 to Area
Disposal, he stayed with that company as the operations manager for
the Lincoln area.
Landers is also well known locally for his work with the youth
wrestling programs. He is the club director and head coach of
Lincoln Youth Wrestling and an assistant coach of the wrestling
program at Lincoln Junior High School.
In introducing Landers, Snyder commented that Landers has served
the Lincoln community very well over the last 19 years, being a part
of his family business at first and more recently with Area
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Other aldermen also commented prior to the vote. Bruce
Carmitchel noted that he has known Landers for a very long time
and felt he was a good choice for the position. Horn commented
that she was confident no one knew the streets of Lincoln better
than Landers. Anderson commented that she was very excited that
the city was able to find a quality individual from the
community to fill the position.
Snyder drew attention to a closing comment Landers had made in
his cover letter, which said, "Over the last 30 years the streets
and alleys of Lincoln have been my workplace."
Landers also spoke briefly after the vote, saying he appreciated
the opportunity and hoped that he would be able to do a good job for
the citizens of Lincoln.
Landers will officially take the position on March 3.
[By NILA SMITH]