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City of Greenwood to Hold Special Meeting to Declare Vacancy

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The City of Greenwood will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening, April 8 at city hall. The single item on the agenda, the declaration of vacancy for Ward 1 Position 1.

Former Alderman Daniel McDaniel resigned the seat on Thursday, March 28. When the council met on Monday, April 1, they voted unanimously to reject McDaniel’s resignation.

Following that meeting McDaniel issued the following statement to members of the council and Mayor Doug Kinslow urging them to move forward with declaring the vacancy:

Mayor and Council,
A week ago today I submitted my resignation from the City Council, and I was surprised by the unusual vote of the council at Monday’s meeting to not accept that resignation.   
It was mentioned that I have a lot going on and that I needed time to sort things out and perhaps reconsider, while it’s true that I have a lot of obligations and things on my mind, those are not the reason for my resignation, and I don’t need additional time to consider my decision.
Over this past week I have received, and very much appreciated, several calls and messages from citizens who wished me well, thanked me for my service and some even complimented me for the way in which I conducted business on behalf of the city.
When I heard of the council’s action, at first I felt it was a nice gesture and appreciated the support,  however since I haven’t received any calls from any of the sitting councilmen or staff over the past week, with the exception of Finance Director Tom Marsh and Police Chief Brad Hobbs, it is apparent to me that the actions were simply a delay tactic and political theater rather than a desire to have me remain, which reinforces to me that I made the correct decision.
To be clear, I do not need any additional time to reconsider my resignation.   I urge the council to take the necessary action to declare a vacancy and act responsibly to fill the seat with someone who will serve in the best interest of Greenwood.
Again, I wish you all well.
Daniel McDaniel

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