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Crandon Mayor Faces Recall Election Despite Resistance from City Council Members

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Many residents are confused about the mayoral recall election. While the vote is slated for July 29th, resistance from some City Council members has many asking -- what happens next?

"He's trying to micromanage the city," Larry Alsteen said, "and that's not going to work."

Larry Alsteen effort-ed the recall election of Mayor Rob Jaeger's seat because Larry believes the mayor is abusing his power.

"He's trying to get rid of employees that won't do his bidding," Larry said, "he goes around committees, which he shouldn't be doing "

After getting more than 200 signatures of support, the city attorney and the Government Accountability Board, agree a recall election was necessary.

But the City Council voted Monday night, on whether or not the requirements for a recall election were met. While state statue says they had to vote 'yes', half of them voted 'no'.

"Its a tough job when it comes to a recall," Cindy Bradley, City Clerk and Treasurer said, "you've got to be very specific. I talked with the [Government Accountability Board] this morning [Tuesday] and they said they've never seen this before." Cindy said.

Since the vote, City Council member Larry Berg has changed his vote from 'no' to 'yes'. He apologized for misunderstanding the statute.

But Jim Houle stands behind his 'no' vote -- and says, he'd vote 'no' again.

"I thought that a 'no' vote on this issue for the recall was the best way I could represent the people that voted for me," Jim said.

Calls to Mayor Jaeger were not immediately returned to NewsChannel 7. The recall election is slated for July 29th.


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