Archive for Monday, March 15, 2010

City clerk let go after 25 years

Mary Ann Mogle

Mary Ann Mogle

March 15, 2010

After 25 years of service, Mary Ann Mogle is no longer the Basehor city clerk.

Mayor Terry Hill said he notified Mogle at the city’s March 2 staff meeting of his intent to not reappoint her to her position as city clerk. Hill said he and the city could not make further comment until the terms of Mogle’s leaving Basehor City Hall had been completely finalized.

At Monday’s Basehor City Council regular meeting, the council approved, 5-0, after 20 minutes in executive session, to appoint Assistant City Clerk Kathy Renn the interim city clerk.

Mogle was making $61,314 annually. She was voted Basehor Citizen of the Year in 2006 and received a City Clerk’s Honor Roll in 2009 for her work with the city. Mogle has also been involved with Basehor Dairy Days, Basehor PRIDE, the Basehor Community Library and was a 4-H leader with her late husband, Bill, for about eight years.

Since last year’s elections, the city has also made the following personnel changes:

• Carl Slaugh's contract as city administrator not renewed in May 2009.

• Dustin Smith’s employment as planning director terminated in July 2009.

• Mark Loughry hired as city administrator in August 2009.

• Mitch Pleak hired as city engineer/planning director in December 2009.

• Cassie Schmidt hired as city administrative assistant in February 2010.

Check back with and see Thursday’s issue of the Sentinel for updates.


KSman57 8 years, 1 month ago

After doing a few searches on this website, I see that this is the second “Citizen of the Year” to be terminated by the City of Basehor. The former City Administrator, Carl Slaugh, being the other. Has a council member or mayor been given the Citizen of the Year award? I’ve stopped by our city hall several times for various reasons and failed to see a council member or the mayor in the office. As citizens of Basehor, we elected these people. As citizens of Basehor, we can also elect more outgoing community members during the next election.


IamTHATguy 8 years, 1 month ago

A sad day in Basehor city history. Mary Ann was the glue who held city hall together the past 25 years. Some other city will be very lucky to get a new city clerk with her level of experience.


Dennis Mertz 8 years, 1 month ago

Your elected officials are not full time City employees and most of us have full time jobs. We are conscientious to the City's needs and try to make the best decisions. I am available most days at my office just down the street at J.E.D. Installation if you want to talk.

Sincerely, Dennis Mertz City Council Member 913-449-7000 (cell)


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