On Tuesday night, the Cassville City Council held a special session to discuss options for appointing a new mayor. A closed session was held to discuss legal options with David Cole, city attorney.
Cole advised the aldermen that they had three options for appointing a new mayor. The first option would be to request a shortened filing period in order to place the position of mayor on the ballot for the April 3, 2012 election. The council could also appoint any Cassville resident or a current alderman to the position.
The council voted to formerly appoint Bill Hill, north ward alderman and mayor pro tem, to serve as Cassville mayor until the municipal elections in April of 2013. Tracy Holle, who resigned on Dec. 19, was elected to serve as Cassville mayor until 2013.
Hill will be responsible for nominating a Cassville resident to serve the remainder of his term as north ward alderman term. Hill was elected to serve until April of 2013. He did not indicate when he will make his recommendation to the council.
The aldermen plan to appoint a new mayor pro tem during their next regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 3, 2012.