|Published: 10:33 AM, 06/17/2013
||Last updated: 10:34 AM, 06/17/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-After a few rounds of
musical chairs, the City of Madisonville has filled the vacant
At the meeting of the board on Tuesday,
Susan Saunders was voted in as alderwoman.
It has been a long and twisted road for
the Madisonville City Council this year.
Long-time City Recorder Ted Cagle died
in February, leaving a vacancy that the aldermen were charged with
filling. City Hall clerks Kim Ogle and Connie White had both
expressed interest in the city recorder position, but neither was
willing to take it for less salary than the $48,000 Cagle had been
In a surprise move at the April meeting
of the board, Mayor Alfred McClendon stepped down as mayor and became
city recorder for an annual salary of $34,000. Vice Mayor Glenn Moser
was named mayor, leaving his alderman position open.
Later in April, the board appointed
Matt Conley to fill the vacant alderman seat. Before Conley could
attend his first official meeting in May, however, he sent in his
resignation letter to Mayor Moser saying he did not think he had time
to serve on the board.
Saunders will serve as the city's water
and gas commissioner.
Both Saunders and McClendon will serve
until Nov. 2014, the next scheduled Madisonville election. At that
point, they will have to run to continue serving in those positions.
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