Several Spickard Board of Aldermen resign at Monday meeting

Spickard, Missouri

Several Spickard Board of Aldermen members resigned at a meeting Monday evening.

Board member Maggie George reports the board accepted resignations from members Janice Vandevender and Frank Felder. The resignations are effective immediately.

George says the board commended Vandevender for 15 years of service to the community. City Clerk Kristie Martin also resigned, but the board has not accepted her resignation yet. Martin reportedly said she would stay on and train someone new if she needed to do so.

The board appointed Charles Holtzclaw and Daniel Chapman to the board and Alan Tharp as mayor. Tharp received write-in votes for the mayor position in the April election, and he was qualified for the position.

Technical Assistance Provider with the Midwest Assistance Program of Kansas City Stephanie Ross talked to the board. Ross told the board she could help Spickard with its financial situation and costs the city faces with the sewer and lagoon improvements.

The Spickard Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting at the community center next Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 7 o’clock.