Sherby resigns, McCarthy new CF mayor
CRYSTAL FALLS—In an announcement after the regular monthly meeting of the Crystal Falls City Council on July 9, Mayor David Sherby announced he was resigning from his position.
Sherby, having been a part of the council since 2010, had held on to a letter he had written detailing his motivations though the meeting. He presented it to all those in attendance, after business had been concluded. He stated that he had been in the process of selling his house, and that the transaction will successfully conclude within the next few weeks. As he was not going to remain a resident of the city, the charter precludes his continued tenure as mayor.
He subsequently resigned, with immediate effect. Directly afterwards, the council moved to replace Sherby with Mayor Pro-Tem Mike McCarthy. All those on the council voted for McCarthy, save for himself due to conflict of interest, and new member Blair Anderson. However, Anderson’s lack of an affirmative vote was because he was absent from the meeting and had been excused earlier.
After McCarthy was installed, Maria Peterson was moved into the pro-tem spot that McCarthy had vacated moments earlier. The vote to install Peterson played out the same as it did for McCarthy, all present voted for her while she abstained over conflict of interest.
This modification in position comes soon after the departure of Adam Schiavo, who left the council in May after he moved from the area.