February 20, 2012
Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz speaks during a town-hall meeting Sunday at Basehor Community Library, seated at a table next to city council member Iris Dysart. Mertz and Dysart, both of whom will be up for recall Feb. 28, answered questions from residents during the meeting.
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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.
Editor's note: This letter, addressed to Basehor residents, was submitted to the Sentinel by Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz.
At a town-hall meeting Sunday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart again said they never broke open-meetings laws before they voted to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry last September.