I saw this one on the Athens Banner-Herald Twitter feed. Danielsville, located in Madison County, Mayor Philip Croya resigned within the second week of his second term. Former Mayor Croya had an on-going disagreement with the city’s police Chief Matt Pikington on traffic enforcement:
“There were some things that I was trying to get done.,” he said today. “There were some things going on in our police department that needed paying attention to.”
Croya said he was frustrated that fellow council members did not agree with him.
“They kept saying it was personal, but it wasn’t,” he said. “I was just trying to keep the city from winding up in court.
“I fought and fought and fought since November. I said, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’”
Croya did not attend a city council meeting Monday night, He then dropped off a letter Tuesday afternoon stating only that he was resigning effective Monday, City Attorney Dale Perry said.
The city council will decide on which date to hold a special election to fill the unexpired term which will more than likely coincide with the presidential preference primary on March 6th. Until then, Councilwoman June Temple is serving as acting mayor.