Majority of Elmwood Place council quits

Village can't act without quorum

ELMWOOD PLACE - The Elmwood Place council has ground to a halt after four of its six members resigned in the last two months, 9 On Your Side's Scott Wegener reported.

The latest resignations by Fred Mathews and Roger Brown on Tuesday left the council without a quorum and unable to have a meeting or decide how to fill the empty seats.

Mayor Stephanie Morgan has asked the Ohio Municipal League for advice on how to proceed, a village official said.

Luther Woodrum and Ryan Jenkins resigned last month.

Woodrum, who said he resigned for health reasons, took the opportunity to criticize the media.

"The media busted us to dirt" over the speed cameras in the village, Woodrum said.

There was a public outcry over the cameras and the $105 speeding tickets they spawned after they went into operation in September 2012. Last March, a judge ruled the village ordinance that allowed Elmwood Place to install the cameras was unenforceable and violated motorists' due process.

Mathews also cited health reasons. Mathews said Jenkins went back to college and Brown cited a conflict with his new job in Northern Kentucky.

None gave notice, a village official said.

The remaining council members are Gerald Robertson and Claudia Wiles.


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