Adam Taylor resigned from the city commission effective July 20, 2018. His departure created a vacancy, and how to fill a city commission vacancy is addressed in St. Marys City Code, Article 2, Section 1-204 as seen below:
At the July 17, 2018 city commission meeting Commissioner Awerkamp announced that he was going to seek appointment to the vacant seat. He submitted the following letter to the city commission:
At the August 7, 2018 city commission meeting Francis Awerkamp was appointed to the seat formerly held by Adam Taylor on a 3-0 vote, with Awerkamp Abstaining. His appointment created a new vacancy, as Awerkamp gave up his seat to accept Taylor's.
Awerkamp removed himself from the City Commission to wait to be sworn-in.
Awerkamp's vacated seat is also subject to St. Marys City Code, Article 2, Section 1-204 as seen above.
The three remaining commissioners then appointed John-Paul Rutledge on a 3-0 vote with Commissioner Murtha making the nomination and motion, and Murtha, Bryan, and Binsfeld voting in favor..
Awerkamp and Rutledge were sworn-in and the city commission reorganized with Joe Bryan being appointed Mayor, and Richard Binsfeld being appointed Vice-Mayor.
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