Henrietta mayor resigns, withdraws name from ballot

The Henrietta Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Saturday to accept the resignation of Mayor Hiram Todd.
It was the second time in the last four months that Todd had submitted his resignation letter to the board. Alderman Randy Russell said the board did not vote to accept Todd’s resignation and he reconsidered and withdrew his letter.
Todd had not attended any Henrietta Board meetings for three months until December’s meeting when the council adopted a 2009 Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Heber will take over for Todd on an interim basis until the April 7 election, however the interim label will not last after the election barring an overwhelming write-in candidate. Heber had submitted her name to run against Todd.
City Clerk Margie Long informed the board after the vote that Todd had withdrawn his name from the ballot for mayor, leaving Heber unopposed for the seat.
Three two-year terms are up for election along with a one one-year term. Aldermen Bob Duncan and Mindy Michaels do not have to run for election until next year.
Two names were removed from the ballot because of unpaid taxes.
Only one candidate, Dustin Heber, filed for the one-year term.
Four candidates filed for three open two-year positions on the board.
Incumbents Theresa Duncan and Randy Russell will be opposed by Angela Moore and Louis Long.

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