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Second Albion mayor prospective recall petition meets signature requirements

Second Albion mayor prospective recall petition meets signature requirements

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ALBION — Albion citizens have filed a second prospective petition asking for a recall election for the mayor.

Albion City Clerk Mary Yeaman said Thursday the petition was worded similarly to the first one filed mid-month.

The petition claims Mayor Sharon Hardy-Mills Wilmot does not have the knowledge to run the city adequately or fairly, that she abused the mayor’s office, utility bills have risen since she took office, the mayor and council’s salary was increased 300 percent, and employees are not treated fairly.

The Cassia County elections office sent out a memo stating it certified 30 of 40 signatures on Wednesday. The prospective petition required 20 certified signatures.

Yeaman said the petition is now being reviewed by the city attorney who will determine if the wording meets state guidelines.

If the wording is correct, she said, the petitioners will have to get a required 31 signatures on the official document.

“If everything is done correctly a special election would be held Aug. 28,” Yeaman said.

The city is currently waiting for more information on how the election would proceed and how it would be paid for, she said.

Hardy-Mills Wilmot could not immediately be reached Thursday morning.

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