The Puyallup City Council met today to set the city’s 2010 property tax rate. But city officials didn’t jump immediately into council business.
Upon beginning the meeting, Mayor Don Malloy noted the basket of flowers and vase of roses placed on the council dais where Councilman George Dill used to sit. A candle also burned there in honor of the late councilman, who died Thursday from a heart attack at the age of 75.
Malloy asked the crowd to participate in a moment of silence for Dill, who was next in line to be mayor of the city.
Citizens shared comments with the council praising Dill for listening to voters and taking the time to get to know his constituents.
“He talked to the citizens not just during election time, but year-round,” said Puyallup resident Robert Lord. “He had a lot of integrity.”
Malloy reminded citizens that a public memorial will be held for Dill at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park Pavilion. Dill’s family asks that donations in the councilman’s honor be made to the Puyallup FISH Food Bank or to Support America’s Armed Forces.