Susan Crim takes office as mayor of Waldo
by Shane Dunaway
Oct 15, 2013 | 1298 views |  0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Susan Crime took the oath of office as mayor of Waldo Monday night.
Susan Crime took the oath of office as mayor of Waldo Monday night.
slideshow
WALDO - The Town Council officially swore in newly-elected Mayor Susan Crim Monday.

Crim defeated opponent Everett Askew by three votes in an election held Oct. 8, ending Waldo’s 50-month vacancy of having a mayor.

Following her victory, Crim said she wanted to re-establish the town’s relatively inactive municipal government that had been in limbo since former Mayor Henry Howard resigned in the summer of 2009.

After being sworn in, Crim took her first official action as mayor, instructing the council to vote for a council president.

In the event the mayor of Waldo is incapacitated, the council president’s responsibility is to assume mayoral duties in the mayor’s absence. The council unanimously selected Annie Askew for the position.

Crim also determined a date for the council to hold meetings. Waldo’s council will meet the first Monday of every month at 5 p.m. starting Nov. 4 at Town Hall, adjacent to the Waldo Volunteer Fire Department.

“You start with baby steps,” Crim said. “I’m very excited to get things going. We have a good council started. We’ve still got to come up with two more members, but we’ve got a good pool of people (who) are interested.”

Contact Shane Dunaway at sdunaway@dailyhome.com.