Glen Rose Mayor Pro-Tem Dennis Moore became acting mayor as of Oct. 25, according to City Administrator Michael Leamons.
Former Mayor Sue Oldenburg had turned in a letter of resignation on Tuesday, Oct. 16, stating that it would be effective on Wednesday, Oct. 31. However, Leamons said, city officials learned that the Texas Election Code states that such resignations become effective eight days after they are submitted.
Moore had previously served as mayor from May 2013 to May 2015. He is currently in his third term overall as a member of the City Council. His first term was before being elected mayor. Leamons said that a special meeting of the City Council is set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.
The Council could choose to keep Moore in place as acting mayor, or could schedule a special election, Moore noted.
The mayor's position, along with the at-large Council seats held by Moore and Johnny Martin will be up for election in May 2019. Martin was named to replace Linda James, who resigned from the Council in September.
In Monday’s special meeting the Council is expected to formally accept Oldenburg’s resignation, and decide what action to take on the mayoral position.