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(Top row) Mayor Mike Rennels and Alderman Barbara Nadeau. (Bottom row left to right) Aldermen Jamal Williams, Stephen DeBolt, and Thomas Johns. ( photo by Ethan Kruger).

Newly Elected Plano Mayor Mike Rennels was sworn in at the Plano City Council meeting Monday. Rennels defeated incumbent Mayor Bob Hausler in April's Consolidated Election. Rennels says it feels great to be seated as mayor.

Rennels' first order of business will be appointing someone to fill his Ward One Alderman seat that he vacated to take up the mayor's gavel.

Rennels says he has some names in mind for the alderman post, but is asking for any Ward One residents interested to contact him.

In his final report as Mayor, Bob Hausler wished the city council all the best and expressed hope that the city will continue to move in the right direction.

Hausler pointed to economic development, new community programs, and an improved city budget as accomplishments during his time in Office. He also thanked retiring City Attorney Tom Grant who did the job for over forty years. The city council voted to approve the law firm of Ottosen, DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo to represent the city.

Also sworn in were returning aldermen Barb Nadeau, Jamal Williams, Stephen DeBolt, and Thomas Johns. City Clerk Kathy Miller and City Treasurer Zoila Gomez also took the oath of Office Monday.