Federalsburg mayor, two councilmembers sworn in
FEDERALSBURG — Federalsburg’s mayor and two councilmembers took their oaths of office before beginning their next terms at the town’s meeting, Monday, Oct. 2.
Mayor Chuck Planner and councilmembers David Morean and Scott Phillips were all re-elected in the town’s election Sept. 26.
Planner ran unopposed for his second two-year term as mayor, garnering 117 votes.
Morean and Phillips received 79 and 70 votes respectively, besting challengers Angel Greene’s 44 votes and Roberta Butler’s 33 votes.
Morean and Phillips will serve four years on the council. It will be Morean’s second term. Phillips served once before, from 2003-07. He was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2015, then ran for and was elected to his second full term.
Planner read the oath he already took Sept. 28 at the Caroline County Circuit Courthouse, when he was sworn in by Clerk of the Circuit Court Dale Minner.
Planner then swore in Morean and Phillips.
All three thanked voters for taking the time during the election to cast ballots.
“I’d like to thank the community for the vote of confidence,” Planner said.
“I thank everyone for the support,” Morean said. “Let’s see if we can’t take some more steps forward.”
Phillips also recognized Butler and Greene for running for council.
“I’d like to thank the other two candidates, for putting themselves out there for the town as well,” Phillips said.
Del. Johnny Mautz, R-37B, attended the swearing-in.
The council also elected Morean to serve as president pro tempore, and approved several town-appointed positions: Town Manager Shirley Greene, Clerk-Treasurer Kristy Marshall, Police Chief Donald Nagel, Public Works Director Steve Dyott, Attorney Brynja Booth, Building Inspector and Codes Enforcement Officer John Garlick and Main Street and Grants Manager George “Happy” Mayer.
Left to right, Federalsburg Mayor Chuck Planner, Councilmember David Morean and Councilmember Scott Phillips were sworn into their next terms in office at the town’s meeting Monday, Oct. 2. Del. Johnny Mautz, R-37B, far right, attended.