7/19/16 – 7:17 A.M.
Armand Getz will be Carey’s next mayor. The Courier reports Getz, who is the village council president, will be sworn in at 4 p.m. in council chambers. Getz announced he would accept the position at Monday night’s council meeting. There was debate over who should be the village’s mayor following the death of former Mayor Steve Smalley last month. Initially, Law Director Bob Maison was appointed to the role. However, it was later decided the form of government Carey operates under mandates the council president be appointed.
Getz told council members he considered not taking the position because of the succession controversy. But council Vice President Jennifer Rathburn said she did not have the time to take over as mayor, and Getz changed his mind.
Getz also addressed rumors he would be making personnel changes. He said the only change would be to replace Maison with someone he can work better with.
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