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Council declines to fill position

April 19, 2013
By Brad Johnson - Managing Editor , The Inter-Mountain

Elkins City Council voted against appointing either of the two residents who applied to fill Mayor Van Broughton's former 2nd Ward council seat Thursday.

After returning from a 30-minute executive session, all nine council members voted "no" to a motion to appoint John Meader to fill the seat.

Immediately after that vote, all nine members voted against appointing Jerry Corley to the position.

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Councilman Carman Metheny then made a motion for the city to readvertise for applicants for the position. All nine members voted in favor of the motion. The position will be advertised 10 times during a 20-day period.

Broughton had to abandon his seat after winning the March mayoral election.

In other council business:



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