Mayor Of Eastern Kentucky Town Quits

LYNCH, Ky. (AP) - The mayor of a small southeastern Kentucky town has resigned after saying he couldn't get cooperation from the city council.

Bob Collier submitted his resignation as mayor of Lynch on Friday. He took office 15 months ago.

Collier says the hours for the job, the stress of trying to work with an uncooperative council and a lack of city funds proved to be too much.

Council member John Adams says the resignation was a surprise and he hopes Collier reconsiders the decision.
Information from: Harlan Daily Enterprise,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 31, 2008 at 12:34 AM
    @What? Location: Lynch If you think politicians get into their office for the legal salary your the one way off base. CLinton made 200g a year he signed a bill that after he left office every new pres gets 400g a year. Yet holding that office grants you infinite power over contracts and gov money decisions. SO the next time your local mayor buys a piece of land and in 3years leases it liek the former mayor does in richmond to the post office store, youll know she wanted the job because she knew shed have the power to get a 120k a year lease for 20years on what was previously a parking lot. Small town mayors are just as bad if nto worse as anywhere else as they tend to help their own familys.
  • by crazy8 Location: seky on Mar 30, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    One of the biggest problems that the mayor had was the city council.The financial issue that lynch has has been and will be a problem for a long time it took along time for others to put lynch in this shape and it is going to take more than mr. collier to get them out.When u have council members that but heads more than agree u r not getting anywhere.It is a publicity thing for some they want to be bigger better louder and seen.I feel sorry for this area if they would take a look in the past they might actually figure out where some of the city money went.
  • by What? Location: Lynch on Mar 30, 2008 at 09:04 AM
    James...your are way off base. Small town mayors make little or no money. Major stress and no compensation. I would have quit too. Apparently you have no clue about small town government.
  • by James Location: Salyersville on Mar 29, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    A lot of small towns would be better off if their mayors just quit...this would save a hefty salary expense..the chairman of the board of the city council would serves just as well in the place of a mayor. Large cities may need the service of a mayor, but in small towns, the mayor is just added drain on the budget!


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