Mayor to recommend Ward 2 replacement
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Halfway through his two-year term as a Brentwood alderman in Ward 2, Keith Slusser is resigning his position because he is moving to Ward 1. He made the announcement publicly at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, May 16, at City Hall.
“This will be my last board of aldermen meeting,” he said near the end of the meeting, during announcements. “My last day as an elected official of the city will be June third. I love Brentwood so much that I decided to buy a house on the other side of the street and overpaid for it.”
His comment got a big laugh. He meant he is moving from Rosalie Avenue across Brentwood Boulevard to Parkridge Avenue.
Mayor Chris Thornton complimented Slusser on his service then told the crowd, “Pursuant to state statute and city ordinance, we will be calling a special meeting for the appointment of a replacement, a resident from Ward 2. I have a number of people that I have been speaking to about that and I will give you my recommendation prior to the special meeting.”
Slusser said he will also step down as the chairman of the city’s Ways and Means Committee.
An accountant, Slusser was elected in April 2015 to succeed Lee Wynn, who stepped down after 24 years representing Ward 2. Slusser’s term was to expire in April 2017.
Said Slusser, “I … just want to remind everyone that, in my experience, the staff we have here is exemplary and they should be treated as such.”
Current Brentwood Board of Aldermen
Ward 1: David Plufka, David Dimmitt
Ward 2: Keith Slusser, Sunny Sims
Ward 3: Steve Lochmoeller, Andy Leahy
Ward 4: Tom Kramer, Kathy O’Neill