Otho Fills City Council Vacancy; Will Look to Fill Mayor Seat
The Webster County city of Otho has filled a vacancy on its city council and will look to do the same for Mayor later this month. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that former Mayor Joe Hays resigned his position as of July 1, and council member Gary Fox suddenly resigned on June 13. No explanations were given for either resignation. Last night, the council voted 3-1 to appoint Rob Ewing to fill the vacancy on city council. Alice Smith Watters was the other resident vying for the seat. In addition, July 22 special meeting has been scheduled to appoint a new mayor. Otho residents interested in the position can send a letter to the city through 4:00pm on July 17.