Alorton's mayor resigns, reseated minutes later

Alorton's mayor resigns, reseated minutes later

Alorton's mayor resigns, reseated minutes later

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 6:47 AM

ALORTON, Ill. (AP) -- A prosecutor in southwestern Illinois has wanted the mayor of the village of Alorton removed from office because he contends she was appointed during an illegal meeting.

So Tremylla Johnson simply resigned during the village board's Monday meeting, only to be reappointed three minutes later.
   
The Belleville News-Democrat reports the move appeared designed to resolve St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly's claim that Johnson was holding the office without authority due to violations of the state's Open Meetings Act.
   
The board voted 4-2 to reseat Johnson as mayor.
   
Johnson was a village trustee when she was named mayor during a February meeting at her house with only a few of Alorton's trustees aware of it. Kelly has sought an injunction seeking Johnson's ouster as mayor.
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   Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com
 

 

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