Helper City Council Not Sidetracked by Recent Events

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Helper City does not expect to miss a beat after Mayor Dean Armstrong tendered his resignation Saturday morning in an emergency session of the Helper City Council. Councilman Kirk Mascaro was appointed mayor pro tem during the meeting.

“We have a lot on our plate right now and we are planning to move ahead with everything,” stated Mascaro during Monday evening’s council meeting. “We have infastructure, water rates, the ditch company, and many other things that need to be taken care of. We are still doing business.”

Mascaro thought he would serve out the remaining mayoral term, but said state statutes dictate that a new mayor will be appointed. Mascaro will not seek that appointment.

Councilman Jason Llewelyn outlined the procedures the council must take.

“The position will be advertised for ten days,” he said. “The council will have two working meetings in March and then expect to appoint a new mayor from that process.”

Both Llewelyn and Mascaro fully expect a new mayor to assume duties as early as the first meeting in April.

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