HUSTONVILLE — Hustonville Mayor Marc Spivey officially resigned his position in a succinctly-worded statement.
“Let it be known I Lowell Marc Spivey on the date of October 15, 2012 do here by resign from all duties as mayor of Hustonville Kentucky.”
Spivey’s signature ended the statement. The council approved Spivey’s resignation at its meeting Tuesday, which was chaired by Councilman Brett Witte. Former city attorney Carol Hill said the resignation became effective at Tuesday’s meeting.
The council has 30 days to appoint a new mayor or the governor will appoint a mayor. After a brief discussion, the council decided to hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to appoint a mayor to finish out the year before the new mayor takes office in January. At that special meeting, the council also will discuss removing Spivey’s name from the signature cards. The new mayor’s name — David Peyton — will be added when he takes office.
Stanford attorney Jonathan Baker was on hand at the Tuesday meeting. Hill introduced him to various members of the council before the meeting, and toward the end of the meeting, she asked the Hustonville City Council if it planned to hire a new attorney. Baker spoke briefly to the council, noting he also was attorney for the city of Crab Orchard as well as the Stanford water department and the Lincoln County Board of Education. Witte expressed some concern about hiring an attorney without the next mayor there in a voting capacity, as the mayor would work more with the attorney than the council would.
The council talked briefly about hiring a new attorney after the special meeting next week but ultimately decided to hire Baker as the new city attorney for the city of Hustonville.