Mayor Chuck Chorpening presented a procedure Wednesday at the public’s request.
“The way you do that based on a fourth class city is that three of the board of aldermen of the four, or a majority I should say of the board of aldermen, have to vote to terminate the mayor or any board of aldermen for that matter, so it has to be a majority vote,” Chorpening said.
Mayor Chorpening said the city has no code for impeachment and the code he had drafted was the best option for a fourth class city.
After some discussion about what happens after the removal alderman Ken Zeiget motioned to approve the bill. The measure died for a lack of a second.
Chorpening says it will come back.
“Their next statement was if somebody is impeached, who takes care of it.”
“Well of course the mayor with the consent of the board makes the appointment unless it’s the mayor, and then the board, in the majority, votes for the new mayor, and that’s how it’s done.”
“However that wasn’t put in there so I asked tom, our attorney, if he would add that to it and I will bring that back up again probably after the first of the year.”