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Council member says she's willing to step in if mayor steps down

Friday, January 29, 2010

In a press release issued Friday morning, Jan. 29, Marshall City Council member Lorna Alexander announced that she is willing to fulfill her duties as mayor pro tem in the event of Mayor Connie Latimer's resignation, in order to become city administrator, at the city council meeting Monday night, Feb. 1.

"I am pleased that Mayor Connie Latimer is considering submitting her resignation to the City Council because I am one of the many persons who encouraged her to serve as Marshall's City Administrator," Alexander said in the release.

Latimer announced on Wednesday, Jan. 27, that she was considering applying for the city administrator position, which was vacated by Charles Tryban at the beginning of 2010.

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That's in the ballpark. According to the 2009-2010 city budget, the administrator makes a total of $67,226, with 50 percent from the general fund, 25 percent from the sanitation fund and 25 percent from the street fund.

-- Posted by Eric Crump on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 11:43 AM

What the.......,

I think the salary is about $60,000.00/year.

-- Posted by izaak on Sun, Jan 31, 2010, at 10:35 PM

It all sounds a little too neat and tidy for me. Sounds to me like decisions have already been made. What is the salary of our city administrator anyway?

-- Posted by What the f...... on Sun, Jan 31, 2010, at 6:31 PM


So are you saying lets fill the jobs with locals so their children will be handed a job?? Think real hard before you answer that one.


-- Posted by toesrcute on Sat, Jan 30, 2010, at 4:13 PM

I am with outsider on this Wow..and toesrcute stated the first thought that came into my mind when I saw the article. Interesting.

-- Posted by Utah Reader on Sat, Jan 30, 2010, at 12:40 PM

Mayor Latimer is very qualified to fill the position. I think that it is great that someone from the area would get hired. I know of many positions in both government and private industry in the area have been filled by people who come from other areas. How are we going to keep our children from leaving the area if the only GOOD jobs in the area are filled by outsiders. At the present time there is only one industry that hires locals who have graduated from college and that is the Marshall School District. I almost wish we could go back to the old political patronage jobs of old at least locals would be hired!

-- Posted by movaldude on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 11:04 PM


-- Posted by wheresthelove on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 5:47 PM

Does this mean the now mayor would be administrator by job then, and mayor by proxy, or administrator by job and mayor by clone. Darn, does some body have a score card. I'm having trouble with this.

-- Posted by sassie2 on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 3:50 PM


How funny!

-- Posted by toesrcute on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 3:34 PM

The process of hiring a city administrator needs to be thorough, open and handled professionally. It shouldn't be done by a bunch of adults playing musical chairs.

-- Posted by outsider on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 2:34 PM

Isn't it amazing how there is ALWAYS someone to take someone else's spot!! We need people with degrees and fresh ideas to make this community what everyone has been complaining it is not. Until we get new people NOTHING will change. How long will we bang our heads against the wall????

-- Posted by toesrcute on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 2:26 PM

Sure seems like there is lots of folks moving around....how about looking outside your little box....Just My Opinion....

Seems our city would benefit from some new blood, ideas and direction.

-- Posted by Dave in MidMO on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 1:16 PM

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