Veteran Councilmember Patrick Slayter looks on as Mary Gourley swears in
John Eder and Robert Jacob (with hand in his pocket).
Exiting Mayor Wilson, healing after a nasty fall from a ladder, lamented his lack of support from the community for voting the way he did on the CVS project. He expressed his concern that this recent campaign brought out quite a bit of animosity toward the candidates and some of our fellow citizens and called for unity in our town; to accept whatever comes our way and work together to move on in a positive direction. Then, to a standing ovation, he handed the reigns to Vice Mayor (now Mayor) Michael Kyes. Mayor Kyes then nominated Robert Jacob as Vice Mayor and the vote was unanimous.
As much as I like Robert (who wore a wooden tie that I am sure was fashioned from wood from a sustainable forest), I think experience on the council was overlooked. I understand the reasons, but I think our first opportunity to move in a more positive direction was lost.
By the way, Kathleen Shaffer was a no-show as were ANY of her supporters. Didn't even see them at Aubergine for the ensuing "CAKE" party. Too bad, because she would've heard a lot of nice things that were said about her at the council meeting.