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For the week of October 9 - 15, 2002


Kempthorne appoints Stanley city council members

After weeks of political turmoil, Stanley has a new mayor and almost a complete council.

Acting Mayor Bob Downing, pastor of Sawtooth Baptist Church, was selected last week as full-time mayor.

This follows Gov. Dirk Kempthorne’s appointments of Steve Barnard and John Graham to city council vacancies created by a rash of resignations.

The appointments create a quorum, required for the city council to conduct business.

The appointments are the result of a Sept. 24 request from the City of Stanley for the governor's assistance in making the two appointments after the city’s mayor and two City Council members resigned.

With the vacancies and lack of a quorum, the city was unable to conduct business—including the appointment of a new mayor or council members.

Idaho Code requires the governor to fill vacancies when "no mode is provided by law" to fill them.

The term of appointment for each new councilman expires in January 2004.

The vacancies were created when Mayor Paul Frantellizzi and Councilman Neil Anderson resigned last month over what they said "a level of deceit, hypocrisy, disrespect and incompetence'" among their fellow council members ``that we consider intolerable.'' Councilman James Yarbor also resigned.

Frantellizzi was the target of a November recall election, but resigned instead.



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