Council identifies three interested in mayor's post

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City Council will select one of its own to complete Walker's term

By Ben Sheroan

The new mayor of Elizabethtown will be a current member of City Council. Which one still is not known.

At the close of Monday's City Council meeting, it was announced that the members had decided to select either Tony Bishop, Bill Bennett or Edna Berger to complete the term of Tim Walker, who died last month.

The announcement followed a 50-minute executive session, which also included discussion of property issues.

The council announced a special meeting next Monday to make its selection.

"We have taken this very, very seriously and tried not to rush it," said Councilman Ron Thomas, who chaired Monday's meeting.

The council invited public input on the three interested in completing the final 18 months of Walker's term.

Walker, 54, died of a heart attack in the early morning hours June 14. The council has 30 days from that date to pick a successor or the responsibility transfers to the governor's office.

After a mayor is appointed, council members next must appoint a replacement to fill the council vacancy.

For details from the meeting, see Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.