Splitting the council

Resignation of Mayor John Zeiger leads to heated discussion among council members

As discussion among the Saratoga Town Council became heated on how to fill the now vacant mayor seat during the August 18 meeting, a statement from legal counsel Tom Thompson appeared to show there’s a first time for everything.

“Frankly, I’ve not seen a situation where the council couldn’t agree to filling a vacancy.”

By the time the council adjourned the nearly three hour meeting, the seat once held by Mayor John Zeiger remained vacant.

The Vacancy

In Zeiger’s absence, Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Keel read the letter submitted to the council. The letter, dated August 17, was similar to the post Zeiger...


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