posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 03:54 PM
In Pomeroy, Iowa, the local police officer has a problem. The town, whose population was estimated to be, in 2003, 669, had over 80% of its government
quit last Friday. The mayor and 4 of the 5 City Council members left with no explanation. It is not expected that the issue will be resolved until the
November elections, which means paychecks can't be signed, bills can't be paid, and government is at a standstill.
The mayor and four of its five City Council members quit last week, leaving city government at a standstill.
They resigned on Friday. They gave no reason, but their resignations came after a conflict over the status and pay of a former city clerk.
Councilman William Sankey, who's the only one left, says the town is shut down, and it can't make paychecks or pay its bills.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I'm sure many of us feel like we'd like to see all of our government officials quit at times, but no one ever thinks it would happen. I never would
have thought of the paychecks not being signed or anything, but I'm shocked the local bank isn't working with William Sankey to keep their police
officer employed and paid.
It seems awfully odd that, if they quit in protest to the status and pay of the former city clerk, they wouldn't say anything.
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[edit on 10-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]