|Published: 9:23 AM, 04/03/2013
||Last updated: 9:23 AM, 04/03/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Who's in charge at
Madisonville City Hall?
If you attended the town's monthly
meeting Monday evening, you would be forgiven for scratching your
head while trying to answer that question.
Long-time City Recorder Ted Cagle died
in February, leaving a vacancy that the aldermen are charged with
filling. They did that Monday, but it didn't turn out the way most
City Hall clerks Kim Ogle and Connie
White had expressed interest in the job, but neither was willing to
take it for any less salary than Cagle had been making. Alderman Gus
Davis made a motion to put Ogle in the job, but he rescinded it when
Ogle said she wanted the same salary as Cagle.
"I know what the job entails," Ogle
said, "and how difficult it is. If I won't be making what Ted
made, I'm not interested in the job."
Cagle was making $48,000 a year plus
benefits. It wasn't stated what the board would offer Ogle or White
for the job, but in a swerve no one saw coming, a motion was made for
Mayor Alfred McClendon to step down as mayor and become city recorder
for an annual salary of $34,000.
This led to Vice Mayor Glenn Moser
being named as mayor and left his alderman position open, a subject
the board decided they would deal with at a later date.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 3, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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