TroyNovember 14, 2012
Councilman sworn in as mayor
By Terry Oparka
C & G Staff Writer
After an hour and a half of deliberation at a study session after the Nov. 12 Troy City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed Councilman Dane Slater to serve as mayor until November 2013.
“I applaud them for coming together to put an end to the discussion,” Slater said. “It looked like a stalemate.” Although the council had 30 days to appoint a mayor, Slater said the feeling was that taking longer to select a mayor would infringe on the time needed to fill the vacant council seat. “We were trying to get this done before the holidays. I’m very happy we could all come together.”
Council members used the same process in selecting the mayor as they did to select the new city manager, in which the council members each cast two votes for the three interested in the position — Council members Slater and Wade Fleming and acting Mayor Maureen McGinnis.
After the Oakland County Board of Canvassers certified results of the Troy mayoral recall election, McGinnis, then mayor pro tem, took the oath of office at Troy City Hall the afternoon of Nov. 9, just three days following the election.
However, her term of office was scheduled to only last until the city council meeting Nov. 12, when Slater, next in the rotation as the mayor pro tem, was sworn in as mayor — and then selected with six council votes to serve as mayor until November 2013.
The council is asking for nominations and resumes for the vacant position on the city council. Applicants must be Troy residents, registered voters and not in default to the city. The deadline to apply is noon Nov. 28. Applications are available at the city clerk’s office at 500 W. Big Beaver, or online at www.troymi.gov; click on the city council tab.
The city council will review the applications at the Dec. 3 meeting and conduct interviews with the applicants at the Dec. 17 meeting.
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