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Maureen McGinnis Sworn In as Acting Mayor of Troy

Mayor Pro Tem McGinnis will serve as acting Mayor of Troy until Monday's Troy City Council meeting, when councilman Dane Slater will take over as Mayor Pro Tem and Acting Troy Mayor.

Mayor Pro Tem Maureen McGinnis held up her hand and swore to faithfully perform the duties of the office of Acting Mayor of Troy in a brief ceremony at Troy City hall Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, an audience of residents, city employees and media watched and applauded.

McGinnis replaces controversial former mayor Janice Daniels, who was recalled Tuesday. McGinnis will serve as acting Mayor of Troy until Monday evening's Troy City Council meeting, when Councilman Dane Slater, who is scheduled to take over as Mayor Pro Tem on Monday, is named acting Mayor of Troy.

Council then has until Dec. 11, 2012 to appoint a new mayor to serve until the Nov. 5, 2013 city election. If a sitting council member is appointed mayor by a majority vote, then council must appoint a replacement council member to serve until the November 2013 city election.

For more information on the process for replacing recalled Mayor Janice Daniels, click here.

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Ron Garbinski November 09, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Why is McGinnis not continuing as acting mayor if she is current pro tem and why is Slater being name the new pro tem? Does McGinnis not want the job?
Jen Anesi (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Council members serve only one year at a time as Mayor Pro Tem. Maureen has been serving since last November; Slater is next in line on Monday, per the city's charter. He will then take over as acting mayor. We have all the nitty gritty details about exactly what happens next in this article from Wednesday: http://troy.patch.com/articles/mcginnis-to-be-sworn-in-as-acting-troy-mayor-after-election-results-are-certified
Dale Murrish November 09, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I wish the council luck breaking the tie without upsetting the balance of power. It's going to make for some interesting meetings the next month (or two).
Sharon November 09, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I'm sure they want council meetings to be drama free just as much as we do. I have high hopes.
Patrick Carolan November 09, 2012 at 11:11 PM
I think Wade Fleming is the most logical choice for Mayor.
Lynn Hodorek November 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Why?
Cathy Fucinari November 10, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Why?
Jeff S. November 10, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Hi Wade. I like your pseudonym.
Sharon November 10, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I think it should be someone not politically involved in Troy in recent years.
Daffy Noodnicks November 10, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I totally agree Sharon. The replacement mayor should be someone who can work with every person on the council, and should be someone considered as nonpartisan who will act in the best interest of the City of Troy. These labels certain people are devoted to are destructive and unnecessary, and should not be an issue. Of course I'm sure that some people would consider anyone who isn't extreme right libertarian a liberally liberalist liberal in liberal sauce topped with a ganache of ultraliberalism, floating in a pool socialist communism. These labels are basically childish name calling and we need to get over them. I hope the remaining council will continue to act like adults, and professionals. We've had more than enough of the other stuff.
Linda November 10, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Dale, There you go again stretching the truth. The council has 30 days to name a replacement and I would think they all have an idea who they want by now. Can't you give it a rest? Most people would be embarrassed, having been proven wrong so many times. Before you reply - I know if they choose a council member to serve as Mayor, they have another 30 days to appoint a council member. But, once again I would hope they have thought this out and it won't take that long.
wlarue November 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I think all of your ideas are very good but I think with all we have been through this past year we should seto back and look to Council and give them an opportunity to find someone they can work with and someone that will help our community. Let's try and show a little faith in our council and allow them to do what we elected them to do. Lets try not to micro-manage the work of counci. I wish the council the very best in making a decision that will benefit all citizens of Troy.
Cathy Fucinari November 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I agree as well Sharon. It has to be someone moderate, and not bringing an agenda to the table. Someone with the best interest of Troy (residents and assets) at heart, rather than partisan issues or personal ambitions.
Daffy Noodnicks November 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I agree, and have faith that council will continue to work together, as they have. They will do their jobs, as they were going to do all along, in spite of any fear mongering or arm chair quarterbacking on a community web page.
Jeff S. November 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I'm thinking Henri would be a good choice for city council. http://youtu.be/CvQPzmoKuBk
Toby Gosselin November 11, 2012 at 01:22 PM
With Council working together in the best interest for the common good, the Acting Mayor will be our Goodwill Ambassador fulfilling the duties as described in the City Charter. I have confidence in Maureen McGinnis' ability and character to serve as Acting Mayor. Maureen McGinnis took the Oath swearing to uphold the City Charter and will represent Troy with honor and dignity. There is no need to look any further or fret to find an 'unknown candidate.' Peace and sunshine continue to shine on the City of Troy since Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Dan O November 12, 2012 at 06:22 AM
I have complete faith in Maureen and the other council members. The Janice Daniels recall victory is a huge step in the right direction. Enough about her, lets focus on the future of Troy.
Jeff November 12, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Janice, who?

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