Vanceburg mayor
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Greenup, KY

#1 Nov 28, 2012
What do you think of the mayor situation?
Uhm

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Joni needs to be put off city council next election. Chris is a good man and will do a great job for the city!
change

South Lyon, MI

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Is there really even a need for city council?
Really

Ashland, KY

#4 Nov 29, 2012
Truth is he should not have been elected to city council or appointed Mayor because he has not lived in the city limits long enough. I think it is funny that his brother-in-law was the one who researched it and found that he could not run for mayor because of this but he could be appointed, really they just continue to make up the rules as they go. I am sure it does not matter who is mayor we are never going to get away from the good old boys way because people in this town and county are not smart enough to vote against the good old boys. I also think it was stupid for Shane Hall not to vote.
matter

Vanceburg, KY

#5 Nov 29, 2012
he wanted to app
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Ashland, KY

#6 Nov 29, 2012
Posted from the t-room?
mmm

Ashland, KY

#7 Nov 29, 2012
Laura Ross, a legal expert with the Kentucky League of Cities said the statute regarding the matter of residency with a mayor is ambiguous.

"It says that a candidate must live in the city for at least one year prior to becoming mayor and continue to live in the city during their time," she said. "But, it does not mention appointments."

Kentucky Statute KRS 67C.105 says, "The mayor shall be at least twenty-one (21) years old, a qualified voter, a member of his or her political party, and a resident of the territory encompassing the consolidated local government for a period of at least one (1) year prior to his or her election as mayor. The mayor shall continue to reside within the geographic boundary of the consolidated local government throughout his or her term of office."

Ross said since no court has ruled one way or another on the matter, she believes it would be up to the council.

Ross not his brother-in-law so try again.

Ross said Hull was allowed to vote, but he could not vote for himself. "When it comes to someone who is currently sitting on the council," she said, "they can't vote for themselves. However, if he wanted to vote he could have, just not for himself."

Shane was not allowed to vote for himself.

Next time read the entire article before you attempt an argument.
Really wrote:
Truth is he should not have been elected to city council or appointed Mayor because he has not lived in the city limits long enough. I think it is funny that his brother-in-law was the one who researched it and found that he could not run for mayor because of this but he could be appointed, really they just continue to make up the rules as they go. I am sure it does not matter who is mayor we are never going to get away from the good old boys way because people in this town and county are not smart enough to vote against the good old boys. I also think it was stupid for Shane Hall not to vote.
Just my thought

Ashland, KY

#8 Nov 29, 2012
I think Chris will be a great mayor.Where does anyone get this good old boy stuff.I have lived here all my life,all I have ever know in this town is the want to be's and the one that think they are.People like good honest people,rich,poor or the in between.If Vanceburg would build up instead of trying to destroy,we would have a better town to live in.Chris is a good man,he worked for what he has,it wasn't handed to him on a silver platter.
I don't know him on a real person level,but I have know about him all his life. I hope he makes our town proud.
Questions

United States

#9 Nov 29, 2012
If you have to live in the city for a year to run for mayor, that would mean that's a qualification to be mayor. Whether you're being appointed or running for the office, one would think that you must meet the qualification. If we're going to skip over that one, maybe we should also look at people younger than 18, considering it's also a qualification to be over 21.
Really

Ashland, KY

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Questions wrote:
If you have to live in the city for a year to run for mayor, that would mean that's a qualification to be mayor. Whether you're being appointed or running for the office, one would think that you must meet the qualification. If we're going to skip over that one, maybe we should also look at people younger than 18, considering it's also a qualification to be over 21.
I agree with you 100%. And by the way I never read and article I was going off of what I heard on the radio, they reported that the city attorney researched the matter and determined this rule only applied for the mayor to be elected not appointed and he is his brother-in-law. As I said before he should have never been allowed to run for city council I just did a little research of my own and this is what I found,"A Council Member shall be at least 21 years of age and reside within the City for at least 1 year. It is easy to find all you have to do is google it. This is all a set up just sit back and watch what property the city buys and you will see who is running the entire show same person who was responsiable for the nomination of our new county judge.
Moveon

Louisville, TN

#11 Nov 29, 2012
Sounds like crying over spilled milk again. Chris got appointed Mayor by a 3 to 2 vote. Get over it and move on. Special meetings in the back room of the TEA ROOM is not the way a council member should be conducting business anyway. If Patty Kennard wanted the Mayors job, then she should have ran for council like the others did and not sit back and expect it to be handed to her.
Really

United States

#12 Nov 30, 2012
The next election I will be voting for Joni and Shane. They are the only 2 that truly care about the city the others are in the good ol boy system and don't care for anything except for getting their pockets lined and I will be running next election
Questions

Whitney, TX

#13 Nov 30, 2012
Moveon wrote:
Sounds like crying over spilled milk again. Chris got appointed Mayor by a 3 to 2 vote. Get over it and move on. Special meetings in the back room of the TEA ROOM is not the way a council member should be conducting business anyway. If Patty Kennard wanted the Mayors job, then she should have ran for council like the others did and not sit back and expect it to be handed to her.
If we don't question what our local government is doing, they'll get away with anything. Maybe this city would be ran better if more people actually stood up and questioned the politicians actions.
question

Ashland, KY

#14 Nov 30, 2012
Can someone tell me who are these good ole boys?
pukie

Ashland, KY

#15 Nov 30, 2012
looks like joni wants to change the name of Vanceburg to aberdean. if joni is so great why not run herself. it would be a huge pay raise for her, I know that for sure.
Questions

United States

#16 Nov 30, 2012
Really wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you 100%. And by the way I never read and article I was going off of what I heard on the radio, they reported that the city attorney researched the matter and determined this rule only applied for the mayor to be elected not appointed and he is his brother-in-law. As I said before he should have never been allowed to run for city council I just did a little research of my own and this is what I found,"A Council Member shall be at least 21 years of age and reside within the City for at least 1 year. It is easy to find all you have to do is google it. This is all a set up just sit back and watch what property the city buys and you will see who is running the entire show same person who was responsiable for the nomination of our new county judge.
You're completely right. The law states that a candidate must have been a "resident" for at least "one year". How was he elected?! We need to be asking some questions.
City Guy

Greenup, KY

#17 Nov 30, 2012
Questions wrote:
<quoted text>
If we don't question what our local government is doing, they'll get away with anything. Maybe this city would be ran better if more people actually stood up and questioned the politicians actions.
We need to ask the questions. I think Chris will make a good Mayor but they are opening up a can of worms with this appointment.
LC TRUCKER

United States

#18 Nov 30, 2012
Nope no need for Vanceburg village council or a mayor I wouldn't run for village mayor it's a dead-end job for a person just like Vanceburg is a dead-end village it's just (DEAD)
Townie

Greenup, KY

#19 Nov 30, 2012
LC TRUCKER wrote:
Nope no need for Vanceburg village council or a mayor I wouldn't run for village mayor it's a dead-end job for a person just like Vanceburg is a dead-end village it's just (DEAD)
I understand your frustration but if everyone feels like that we will never have anything.
Questions

Grafton, OH

#20 Nov 30, 2012
City Guy wrote:
<quoted text>We need to ask the questions. I think Chris will make a good Mayor but they are opening up a can of worms with this appointment.
I don't know him, but we still need to follow the law. If he turns out to be a create candidate, when he has lived here for a year, I would probably back him.

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