Metro-East News

Fairview Heights City Council approves appointments

The first City Council meeting for newly-elected Fairview Heights Mayor Mark Kupsky and four of the 10 aldermen on Tuesday night included a number of city officials appointments.

Among the appointments were Kevin Hoerner, who was reappointed as city attorney for another year. Mike Malloy was reappointed as the director of economic development for two years, and Tim Tolliver is expected to be reappointed the director of land use and development for the next two years.

Ward 5 Alderwoman Denise Williams was appointed to chair the city’s insurance committee for the next five months. Newly-elected Ward 3Alderwoman Brenda Wagner was appointed to chair the affirmative action committee and fellow first-term council member Ward 5 Alderman Bill Poletti was appointed to chair the city’s hotel/motel screening subcommittee. Both will serve as chair for their respective committees for the next two years.

Before the meeting began former Mayor Gail Mitchell presented Kupsky with a gavel as a sign of passing the torch to the city’s new mayor. He congratulated all of the newly elected officials. Aside from Poletti and Wagner, Ward 1 Frank Menn,Ward 4 Alderman Harry Zimmerman and newly elected city clerk Karen Kaufhold were each attending their first City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Contact reporter Will Buss at or 618-239-2526.