POMEROY — Pomeroy Village Council took steps to fill one of two vacancies on council during Monday’s regular meeting which were the result of resignations during the last meeting in July.
Former Pomeroy Mayor John Musser was unanimously appointed to fill the seat vacated by Councilwoman Ruth Spaun who resigned at the previous meeting. The term expires on Dec. 31, 2019.
“He will be a big asset to both the council and the village,” said Councilman Vic Young in nominating Musser.
Musser served as Pomeroy mayor until 2011, when he did not seek reelection.
Monday’s meeting marked the first for council since the resignations of Mayor Bryan Shank and Councilwoman Ruth Spaun, as well as Village Administrator Joe Woodall and Code Enforcement employee Clayton Taylor.
Don Anderson, who was council president at the time of the Mayor’s resignation, is the acting mayor for the village, with the mayor position to appear on the November general election ballot.
Anderson moving to the acting mayor position leaves his seat on council vacant as well.
Action to fill Anderson’s seat was tabled until the next meeting. Council has 30 days from the date of the vacancy to make the appointment to the position before the mayor would be able to appoint the position.
The filing deadline for the mayor position and the four council seats up for election in November, including the one remaining to be appointed, is Wednesday, Aug. 9.
More on Monday’s meeting will appear in an upcoming edition of The Daily Sentinel.
Sentinel freelance writer Michael Hart contributed to this report.
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