Saturday, August 14, 2004

Robke resigns from city council

FORT WRIGHT - James Robke, who has served on Fort Wright City Council for six years, tendered his resignation Thursday.

Robke, who often cast the sole negative vote, especially on issues involving tax increases, had not filed for a fourth term. Robke did not say why he was quitting in his one-sentence resignation letter that city officials received Friday, Mayor Gene Weaver said.

By state law, council has 30 days to appoint Robke's replacement. Newcomer Matt Barker and five incumbents have no opposition for the six city council seats in the Nov. 2 election. They will serve two-year terms, starting Jan. 1.

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