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Basehor residents turn out in droves to recall mayor, 2 council members

In great numbers and by a wide margin, Basehor residents on Tuesday decided to clean house at City Hall.

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Basehor Recall Election Central

Use this page as your guide as you prepare to vote in the Feb. 28 Basehor recall election.

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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.

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Mertz, Dysart deny recall group's accusations

In public statements released Tuesday and Wednesday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart have denied that they violated state open-meetings laws as was alleged in a recall petition created by Basehor residents last week.

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Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members

Petitioners accuse Mertz, Dysart of open-meetings violations in Loughry firing

A group of Basehor residents is seeking the recall of Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart, accusing them of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act in connection with their surprise Sept. 19 vote to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry.

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Allegations, health insurance benefit questions preceded Loughry's firing

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.


johninbasehor 9 years, 2 months ago

Allegations to cover you own back side by Mertz. Mark Loughry was the best thing to happen to Basehor in years. It appears these alligations, in my opinion, are just to trash Loughry and cover up the meetings behind closed doors of Box, Iris and Mertz. If Mertz contacted law enforcement, are charges being filed? I think not.


becky 9 years, 1 month ago

You don't know what you are talking about come to the meeting every month and listen. dennis is looking out for the citzens of Basehor. All mark did was spend and spend some of our taxes dollars. The employees of Basehor have it very well with the raises they get every year. Do you get a raise every year well i don't look around the city of Basehor and look at the empty houses that people can't pay for they leave them. we are cutting back why can't the city of BASEHOR do it. Dennis is not hiding anything he digs into things likes this contract with mark . Mark is a contract employee not a permanent employee of the city of Basehor. he should not get the same raises as the city employees. mark gets whatever is in his contract. nothing more. as for the charges being filed we will wait and see.


Thinkaboutit 9 years, 1 month ago

Unfortunately mark did not get what is in his contract! He did not get 10 days notice for a hearing to defend himself! That fact alone is a breech of contract that will cost the city A LOT, but our council pres. Mertz couldn't wait to do things right. If he did, he mave have had to do it to Mark's face instead of taking the cowards way out and firing a man on vacation with his family! Atleast be a man now and admit when you have done something wrong! Instead he decides not to comment anymore because people are against him! This is not over just cause you say so.. unlike the two others on council, we have minds and opinions of our own!


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