City Council passes new conflict of interest ordinance

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – The Aberdeen City Council passed a new conflict of interest ordinance during a meeting Monday night. The ordinance passed on an 8-1 vote.

The old ordinance came into the spotlight when Mayor Travis Schaunaman, owner of Production Monkeys, submitted a bid for a city project. Some considered that to be a conflict of interest and city council members started looking at a new ordinance.

The project, a new marketing campaign for the city, has since been cancelled.