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Ft. Mitchell Remembers Councilman, Interim Mayor Who Died this Week

A longtime Ft. Mitchell city councilman, who also served as mayor, is being remembered.

Howard Pauly died Thursday. He was 94.

The flag at the city building was lowered in his honor.

“Today we lower our flag to honor a true leader who dedicated his life to this community. He was instrumental in many efforts that will always be remembered as his legacy," said Mayor Jude Hehman.

Pauly served on council from 1980 to 1993 after which he served as mayor filling a term from April 19 to December 31, 1993. He was re-elected to serve on council from 1994 through 1998. He served as the chairman of the insurance committee, safety committee, and the beautification committee for several years. He was also on the recycling committee and the public works committee.
 
Pauly worked with mayor and other members of council to establish the position of city administrator, had the street and sewer tax approved, and established General Ormsby Park. He spent many years cleaning the overgrown lot at Cornell & Sunnymede, seeded the entire area, and cut the grass until the city took over the project.
 
In 2002, he was inducted into the Ft. Mitchell Wall of Honor for his dedicated service to the community.
 
“Howard was a very dear and respected friend who served 19 years on the Ft. Mitchell City Council during which he served nine months as interim mayor," said former mayor and city administrator Bill Goetz. "He was very active in his capacity as an elected official and had a particular passion for the beauty of the city. He played a significant role in making Ft. Mitchell the attractive city it is today.”
 
-Staff report
Top photo: Howard Paul (via Kenton Co. Public Library)
Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Flag lowered at Ft. Mitchell city building in Pauly's honor (provided)