Archive for Tuesday, January 22, 2008

McLouth election won’t happen this spring

January 22, 2008

— McLouth residents won't be heading to the polls April 1.

At Tuesday's McLouth City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Graveman told residents at city hall that, at the direction of Jefferson County Counselor Mike Hayes, the city would not have an election in April.

At the Jan. 8 council meeting, the council approved a charter ordinance calling for an election for all six seats - which would have included the mayor's seat - in an attempt to rectify an error made through a 2002 ordinance.

City attorney Carol Ruth Bonebrake discovered the error earlier in the day Jan. 8 when reviewing documents with Graveman.

The council approved the ordinance that day, but Hayes later deemed that the election would not be valid.

Hayes' opinion, Graveman said, was that the current council remain until the next election in 2009.

For more on this story, see the Jan. 30 print edition of The Mirror.

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