Fresh off his victory in last Tuesday’s municipal election, Mayor Mike Bennett will join all four returning members of the city council when they take the Oath of Office Monday night and begin a what will be a new, longer term in office.
Bennett narrowly defeated challenger Patrick McGrady by just 25 votes (766 to 741) to win re-election to the office he has held for four years. None of the four incumbent city council members faced opposition in their re-election bids. Ruth Elliott led the way with 1,061 votes, followed by Sandy Landbeck with 1,034, Bruce Garner with 993 and Ruth Ann Young with 950.
While previous mayors and city council members were elected to two-year terms, this governing body voted to change the City Code and extend the term to four years – to which they were all re-elected.
The Oath of Office will be administered by Harford County Clerk of the Circuit Court James Reilly. Refreshments will be served in City Hall following remarks from the mayor and city council members.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
CITY OF ABERDEEN
MONDAY, November 14, 2011
Call to Order – Roll Call
Opening Prayer – Pastor Jeffrey Ellwood, Evangel Assembly of God
Pledge of Allegiance – Councilwoman Young
Order of Business
Election Results – City Clerk
Oath of Office
Clerk of the Circuit Court – James Reilly
Councilwoman Ruth E. Elliott
Councilwoman Sandra J. Landbeck
Councilman Bruce E. Garner
Councilwoman Ruth Ann Young
Mayor Michael E. Bennett
Comments of Members
Adjournment & Refreshments