HUDSON, Ohio (WOIO) – You may remember hearing some controversial remarks from Mayor Hudson at a city council meeting last month.
He calls it will be discontinued after appearing in local and national headlines.
“If you extend this to ice fishing, which on the surface looks good, then what happens next year?” he say. Craig Shubert, the former mayor of Hudson, said: “If you then allow ice fishing with shanties, that leads to another problem – prostitution.
Now, the search for the next mayor to fill his place is underway.
Despite the recent drama, the 19 Inquisitors have discovered a number of people have stepped onto the board wanting the job.
Chris Foster, council president, said at a recent city council meeting: “We’ve got more applications than we thought we’d have.
We’ve noticed a surprising increase in applicants looking to fill this vacancy at Hudson City Hall.
“It’s funny, when people say, you know, there’s been controversy at Hudson and we’re never going to get another application,” Foster said at the meeting.
Craig Shubert stepped down as city mayor in February, just days after what he said about ice fishing during a council meeting went viral.
Immediately, the city council began a search for the interim mayor, looking for someone to fill what was described as a “part-time, ceremonial” role.
19 The investigation found a total of 17 applicants.
We received copies of applications and resumes from all 17 people who expressed interest in the job, via public records.
Despite impressive resumes, two of the applicants did not meet the residency requirements.
To become mayor, you must have lived in Hudson for at least two consecutive years.
But some applicants have been residents for decades.
Former Hudson Mayor David Basil also took his hat off to the interim role.
19 Investigations found at least one resident consulted with the former mayor.
He wrote on his application that “my only campaign promise was that I would not say stupid things.”
In a letter of recommendation to another applicant, one Hudson resident wrote, “we’re going to need someone who can bring a divided town together.”
City Council President and Acting Mayor Chris Foster sat next to Shubert as he made his comments about the now-famous ice fishing.
He said the new mayor will be chosen according to the same process they used to select the charter review committee.
They will give a list of applicants to the city council and ask each council member to choose six names.
Foster said that if a candidate’s name is mentioned three or more times, they will be invited to an interview.
Council members will have a special meeting in four weeks to choose an interim mayor by the April 14 deadline.
Once selected, the Interim Mayor will preside until the November 2022 general election, when residents decide who will take over.
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