|Published: 11:21 AM, 04/08/2013
||Last updated: 11:21 AM, 04/08/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-It was an attempt to save
money that led to Madisonville Mayor Alfred McClendon stepping down
last week and assuming the position of city recorder.
Settling into his new position,
McClendon said the city board really wanted City Hall Clerk Kim Ogle
to take the job, but the back up plan was for him to take the job if
she turned it down.
And turn it down she did after the
board said they were cutting costs by not offering the same salary
Ted Cagle had been receiving ($48,000 a year plus benefits, a city
judge salary and other duties the city paid for).
McClendon took the job for $34,000 a
year and will cover all the duties Cagle handled. He said he expects
the transition to be smooth as everybody at City Hall knows their
"I'm not looking to make any
changes," McClendon said. "The only thing that might be different
is we'll pursue unpaid water bills more aggressively. There are
people who owe thousands of dollars on water bills and we need to get
those taken care of."
See full story in the Sunday, April 7, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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