- She was less than one year into her second term as Councilwoman At Large.
- She was not certified as a municipal clerk* and may not have even started taking the required classes as yet.
Item 2: After not finding a suitable permanent replacement for Conti, in the fall of 2009 city council started taking applications from those interested the position. Ms. Staton put her name in for consideration even though after almost three years she was not yet a certified for the position.
- Is Lartigue’s vote via cell phone allowed?
- What is the number required for a majority vote amongst the four council members actually present at the meeting, two or three?
Item 6: The Mack administration, regardless of its motives, was correct to point out the improper way that Ms. Staton was appointed. This did not give them the right or reason to treat her the way they did. You don’t fire someone by leaving a note on their chair while they are at lunch and you don’t call the police to have them escorted out of the building.
We’re sorry that Ms. Staton was mistreated by the Mack administration. Still that doesn’t remove the fact that she held the position through improper actions by the previous council as they tried to take care of one of their own.