Big Bear Lake, CA, December 9, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council met on Monday night in a largely ceremonial manner to thank former Mayor Jay Obernolte for his 4 years of service and to congratulate him on his successful run for the California State Assembly.
Rick Herrick in his third term, David Caretto in his second term, and Randall Putz in his first term were sworn into office. In addition, the City Council performed its annual reorganization in which a new mayor and other chairs are selected and voted upon by the sitting council members. Unanimous votes were cast for Dave Caretto as Mayor and Bill Jahn as Mayor Pro-Tem. In addition, Rick Herrick was voted in as Chairman of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, with Randy Putz taking the Vice Chairman’s position. The former Improvement Agency, now known as the Successor Agency, Chairmanship will be handled by Bob Jackowski.
Mayor Caretto adjourned the council meeting in the name of Cheri Haggerty Lawrence who unexpectedly passed away on November 25th. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held for her tonight, Tuesday December 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.