Lansing City Council accepts resignations of police chief and council member, approves wage increases for union and non-union employees

by Julie Berg-Raymond

During its regular meeting Monday, June 17, the Lansing City Council approved the resignations of Chief of Police Conrad Rosendahl and of council member Lisa Welsh. Chief Rosendahl’s last day is Wednesday, June 26, and he will begin his new position as Chief of Police for the community of New Hampton Monday, July 1; Welsh’s resignation was effective immediately.

The council approved the appointment of Officer Darby Stone as interim Chief of Police starting June 27, 2024. Welsh’s council seat will be filled by appointment (see the Notice of Vacancy public notice printed on Page 25 in this week’s edition of The Standard for additional information on that appointment process).

During recent contract negotiations, the city employees’ union (Local Union No. 238, affiliated with International Brotherhood of Teamsters) ratified changes made last year to the city employees’ insurance plan by the city council. During its June 17 regular meeting, the council approved amendments to the union contract that reflected those changes.

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