Commissioner Christopher Stahley Resigns
Commissioner Christopher Stahley has resigned, the mayor
of Emmitsburg confirmed Tuesday.
Mayor William Carr said
Stahley submitted a letter of resignation Sept. 11,
citing job and home responsibilities.
Stahley could not be
reached for comment. His telephone has been
He was absent from the
Sept. 10 town meeting, at which commissioners and staff
discussed the penalties for commissioners who miss
council comprises four commissioners plus the mayor.
Stahley was elected to
a three-year term in April 2000, beating incumbent
council president Philip Postelle. He works as an
emergency communications specialist at the Frederick
County Emergency Communications Center. Carr said Stahley's work schedule required a number of night
shifts, causing him to miss meetings.
Carr said the town was
scheduled to hold an executive board meeting Wednesday,
where the town council will propose that David
Vaughn serve out the remainder of Stahley's
term. Vaughn ran for town commissioner in April's
elections, placing third behind incumbents Clifford
Sweeney and Patrick Boyle. In Stahley's place, he would
serve until the April 2002 elections.
Vaughn said Tuesday
that he was contacted by Carr the day after Stahley's
"I'm willing to
take the spot," Vaughn said. "That way I can
kind of show the people that I'll make a good
Vaughn, 41, is a driver
for Dairy Maid Dairy in Frederick. He is a lifelong
resident of Emmitsburg and a member of the Vigilant
Hose Co., the Knights of Columbus and a Moose
lodge in Gettysburg, Pa.
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