Jay Rohe, Ward 4 Councilor, submits letter of resignation to the entire council and city admin effective August 7th, 2018 and intends on speaking to Mark Olson at the @chaskaherald later in the week to give notice of resignation.
law = This is a meeting...
Mayor Mark Windschitl emails Councilor Rohe thanking him for his service and that they would talk more at the next council meeting.
****NOTE: They never talked about it at the next council meeting.****
Matt Podhrasky, City Admin, consults with attorney Larry Harris and results are that an August 7th resignation falls after July 30th filing so it would be an appointment unless the council were to establish a Special Election ordinance to fill the seat.
Jay Rohe emails the entire council and city staff saying he will make the official move in October...
@chaskaherald interviews Rohe because public noticed address changes. "The move is “no secret,” Rohe said, adding that he planned to formally announce plans to resign in June."
Jay Rohe, Ward 4 Councilor formally resigns and council decides to fill vacancy by appointment. bit.ly/2RdbUFv
***NOTE: 10 months after the January resignation email!****
Chaska residents do visitor presentation, submit petition with 160+ sigs and call for special election for w4 & 2.
Council ignores Chaska residents and Mike Huang is appointed to w4
Greg Boe, MN House Rep 47b, resigns from Ward 2 seat effective January 7, 2019.
Chaska residents contact city to ensure a special election for at least ward 2 so we don't have half the council appointed instead of elected by residents.
Chaska City Council agrees to have a work session to weigh pros and cons on 1/28.
New details: If the council votes for a special election, a special election will not be for just ward 2. It would be for ward 4 as well so Mike Huang, appointed Ward 4 Councilor has to recuse himself from the vote on Monday 1/28....
The Chaska City council will meet to weigh the pros and cons of appt vs special election at 5:30 pm and will likely vote at the 7 pm meeting
MAYOR WINDSCHITL wants to stack the deck further
MAYOR WINDSCHITL needs to resign
THE CHASKA CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO VOTE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION.