Reinagel appointed to serve as Green Park mayor

Bob Reinagel

Bob Reinagel

Staff Report

Former Ward 1 Alderman Bob Reinagel will serve as mayor of Green Park until next April’s election.

The Board of Aldermen voted today — Aug. 28 — to adopt a resolution naming Reinagel mayor. Reinagel will serve the unexpired term of former Mayor Tony Konopka, who resigned last week, citing health reasons.

Ward 1 Alderman Tony Pousosa’s motion to adopt the resolution was seconded by Ward 1 Alderman Carol Hamilton and unanimously approved.

Reinagel served as a Ward 1 alderman for two years — from April 2005 to April 2007 — and currently serves as vice chairman of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Hamilton nominated Reinagel for the mayoral post.

“… I think he’s consistently shown interest in the city’s success …,” she said, noting his involvement with Green Park as an alderman and member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. “… He’s pretty much a logical candidate …”

No other nominations for the mayoral post were made.

Konopka was elected to a third, two-year term as mayor in April 2011. He was elected mayor in 2007 after serving four years as a Ward 2 alderman. He previously served on the city’s Board of Adjustment and formerly was the city’s street commissioner.