Sunday, March 10, 2013

Star-News: Cascade Posts 'Help Wanted' Notice For New Mayor

Posted By on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

The Valley County City of Cascade is officially looking for a new mayor. The Cascade City Council has posted a "general call for applicants" in the current issue of the McCall Star-News in the wake of the resignation of former Mayor Dick Carter, effective March 8.

The Star-News first broke the story of Cascade citizens calling for Carter's ouster, forwarding 11 letters which alleged Carter made vulgar sexual and racial statements in public.

The letters, which were read at a Feb. 11 council meeting, detailed an incident in which two women said they felt "verbally raped" by sexual comments, another incident in which a citizen said Carter made a racial slur about President Barack Obama and still another incident in which a council member said Carter regularly made religious slurs.

Carter denied making any of the statements, but in his resignation letter, he wrote that he "never intended to hurt or harass anyone with words or actions."

The Star News reports that Cascade Council members can select one of their own to take Carter's place, "but no council member has publicly declared any interest in the job."

Citizens interested in take the top job are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references. The job pays $1,000 a month. Whoever the council chooses to take the seat will need to face election in November's general election if they want to keep the job for a full, four-year term.

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