Mount Angel mayor resigns
City of Mount Angel announced Wednesday that Mayor Andrew Otte resigned from his position during the Monday, Aug. 5 city council meeting.
The announcement, released by City Manager Amber Mathiesen, said Otte moved outside the city limits, "and in adherence to the requirements for residency outlined in the City Charter," Otte turned in his resignation due to the move.
Mathiesen said that City Council President Kelly Grassman will assume mayoral duties until a new mayor is appointed. The new mayor will be appointed by the council and will serve the remainder of Otte's elected term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2020.
"The council will make an appointment to the mayor's seat from within the current body," Mathiesen said. "Once that appointment is made the council can choose to declare the councilor seat vacant and accept applications, or leave the seat vacant until the next election."
Otte had lived in Mount Angel successively since June 2006. He was elected to the city council 2008 and as mayor in 2012. He was named as Mount Angel's First Citizen in 2018.
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