Thursday, November 9, 2006
Nearly a month after Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman resigned her position, the town still is accepting letters from residents interested in filling the vacancy.
At its meeting tonight, the Oak Creek Town Board is scheduled to set a deadline for appointing a new mayor.
Town Clerk Karen Halterman said Wednesday that she expects the Town Board to fill the vacancy soon.
The town already has received "a couple" of letters from residents, she said.
"Right now, we're still accepting letters but the (Town Board) needs to decide how much longer it will continue to accept those letters," she said.
Rodeman resigned in October after she accused three Town Board members of "lynching" her during a secret session in September. In her resignation letter, Rodeman said she could not work with the Town Board because of members' hostility.
Also during the meeting Thursday, the Town Board is scheduled to discuss selling Rodeman the computer she used during her tenure as mayor.
Halterman said Rodeman has expressed interest in purchasing the computer, but the Town Board must decide whether to sell it because it is town property.
"If the Town Board decides to sell it, it will go to bid because it belongs to the town," she said.
In other business, the Town Board is scheduled to:
- Renew the Elk's Tavern liquor license.
- Hear from Oak Creek Hockey Association representative Dina Murray regarding responsibilities at the hockey rink.
- Discuss a resolution regarding Energy Outreach Colorado, a program to help residents who can't pay their energy bills.
- Discuss a resolution regarding designated emergency response authority. The resolution would keep the town in compliance with the state's Department of Public Safety requirements.
- Hear from resident Tony Morgan who is seeking an extension on complying with town codes regarding his trailer home.
- Discuss complaints about an illegal Dumpster on Nancy Crawford Boulevard.