December 11, 2008
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Shortly after Basehor residents voted to remove them from office, Basehor City Council members Iris Dysart and Dennis Mertz joined with member Fred Box this week to call for a special council meeting in order to appoint a new council president, the Sentinel has learned.
In great numbers and by a wide margin, Basehor residents on Tuesday decided to clean house at City Hall.
Use this page as your guide as you prepare to vote in the Feb. 28 Basehor recall election.
Recall election for Basehor City Council members set for Feb. 28; mayor's election hinges on judge's decision
Basehor residents will vote in February on whether to remove up to half of the city's elected officials from office.
At least seven weeks before making a motion last week to fire Basehor City Administrator Mark Loughry, Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz contacted law enforcement offices regarding an alleged crime committed by Loughry, according to correspondence obtained by the Sentinel.
What began as a small joke in the Basehor mayoral campaign quickly rolled into a large mishap.
One Basehor resident has already thrown his hat in the ring for the mayor’s post in the 2009 election.