East Carbon hosted its oath of office ceremony Tuesday afternoon to swear in the newly elected mayor Harry Goslin Jr. as well as Larry Wood and Donald McCarthy, whom were elected city council members. However, the swearing in of Goslin took an unexpected turn.
After taking the Oath of Office, the newly elected mayor presented attendees and members of the council with a statement. This statement would announce his resignation due to not be able to fulfill his duties as mayor in regards to personal issues and family health circumstances that may lead him to move out of the area.
Advertising for a new East Carbon mayor has now taken effect. Applicants that meet the requirements will be interviewed by the council on Jan. 16. During the East Carbon City Council meeting on this same day at 6:30 p.m., council members will vote on a new mayor.
Goslin won the mayoral race back in November by over 100 votes against then-mayor Doug Parsons.