Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Union County Weekly letters

Last week's issue of the Union County Weekly featured a bevy of letters expressing disappointment with the decisions of Commissioner Diller, Commissioner Kirkpatrick, and Mayor Gardner to vote to hold off filling former Commissioner's Haug's seat. This issue was touched upon previously by me on two occasions.

Links to the letters to the editor are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I didn't see any supporting their decision, but I

Here's a snippet of one so you get the gist of the complaints:
I am stunned and disgusted with Waxhaw Commissioners Kirkpatrick and Diller as well as the mayor. Their actions during Monday’s meeting were reprehensible. First, they voted to keep Brian Haug’s empty commissioner seat open. Then they voted to not bring the issue up for another six months. The statute says a vacancy that occurs in an elective office of a city shall be filled by appointment of the city council. Kirkpatrick and Diller and Mayor Gardner (that’s right everyone, she now has voting power) completely disregarded the intent of the law by voting to keep the vacant seat open. That’s at least six months of the Kirkpatrick-Diller-Mayor Gardner show.
Stay tuned for next week's issue, when I suspect there will some sort of response from those supporting the decision.

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