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No decision on Lake Lillian, Minn., mayor

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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LAKE LILLIAN -- Lake Lillian City Clerk Susan Jungclaus said Thursday that Kenneth Wittman has not decided whether he will accept or decline the job as the town's mayor.

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Wittman, one of four council members, was elected mayor and was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes.

Wittman had not sought the office. Jungclaus said she talked to Wittman on Wednesday and he said he was going to think about it for a while.

Jungclaus thinks there won't be a decision until at least the next council meeting Nov. 13 when members will canvass the general election results. Jungclaus said she does not think Wittman must make a decision by a certain date.

The council cannot do much until the first of the year because if Wittman decides to decline at the first meeting in January, then council members make a motion that there is an opening and appoint one of the four members to serve as mayor, Jungclaus said.

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