Weston mayor sails through recall attempt

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WESTON -- Weston Mayor Duane Thul easily weathered an attempt to recall him, with 137, or 72 percent of the 190 votes cast, opposing the recall.

There were 53 votes favoring the recall, or 28 percent of the 137-53 vote.

Voter turnout was 62 percent.

A group called Concerned Citizens, led by Kendra Weber, gathered signatures to get the recall on the ballot. The group circulated a flier listing eight reasons for the recall, including claims Thul is heavy-handed in his running of meetings, and appears to hold illegal meetings with decisions made outside regular council meetings.

Thul said this morning, "This is a minor thing, how it affects me, but how it affects the city is a big deal. I'd like to emphasize how much it hurts the city for long-term, the stability of things."

The town is playing catch-up in replacing equipment and repairing City Hall, Thul said.

A recently-formed four-member citizen's committee is looking at the four city departments and the Council to review how they can operate more effectively.

"That's important in moving forward. I have confidence they will come up with some good ideas," Thul said this morning.

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