Waterford mayor, council members re-elect selves

Nobody ran against Waterford Mayor Charlie Goeken or council members Ken Krause and Murray Day, so they re-elected themselves.

The low-key vote on Resolution 2010-69, canceling the uncontested election, took place Aug. 19, at a regular council meeting.

The move saved the city $5,000, according to Goeken.

City Attorney Corbett J. Browning said the Elections Code allows for appointment when no more than one candidate files for each office to be elected. Browning said the resolution canceled the election and appointed the mayor to another two-year term, and Krause and Day to four-year terms.

The motion passed unanimously, according to minutes of the meeting. Five minutes later, City Clerk Lori Martin issued the oath of office to Goeken, Krause and Day.