Coosada mayor resigns

Published 8:44am Monday, October 28, 2013

The Town of Coosada may have a new mayor as early as its next town council meeting on Nov. 12 following the resignation of Frank Houston.

Houston’s resignation was effective Oct. 22.

“I was delivered a letter around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday by one of our police officers,” said town council member Howard Goza. “The letter had just a couple sentences to it saying he had appreciated the time to serve and was resigning effective Oct. 22.”

Houston was the town’s first mayor when it officially became a municipality in 1975.

He served for 30 years before resigning and then ran for mayor last year and won.

Theodore Jackson, who is the mayor pro tem, is charged with the mayoral duties until a mayor is appointed.

Either a member of the town council or an outside person will be appointed to serve the remainder of the term, according to the law.

“And right now I haven’t heard of anyone who is wanting it,” Goza said.

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