The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 5, 2013

Centerville has new mayor

Jan Spurgeon is Centerville's new mayor after being appointed to the position left vacant following the death of Jim Senior.

It was a close vote for Spurgeon with Councilmen Jennings Dillard, Rob Lind and Darrin Hamilton voting for and Edwin Brand and Richard Smith voting against.

Jay Rogers' nomination for mayor failed by a 2-3 vote with Councilmen Brand and Smith voting for and Councilmen Dillard, Lind and Hamilton voting against.

In a related item, the City Council voted 5-0 to create the Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award.

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