ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED.
During a short meeting Monday, the newly elected West U City Council chose former Mayor Bob Kelly to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.
Later, Councilman Brennan Reilly asked that the council schedule a special meeting — at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 18. When Councilman Burt Ballanfant asked the purpose of that meeting, Reilly said “I would like to defer” discussion of the agenda for that meeting. So the purpose of the meeting is unknown.
The selection of Kelly as Mayor Pro Tem, who was the top vote-getter in the May 9 city election, was the only item on the new council’s agenda. Kelly was mayor of West U from 2007 to 2011. The council’s vote was unanimous.
Kelly will chair council meetings when Mayor Susan Sample cannot attend, or when she is out of town. During her last term on the council, Sample served as Mayor Pro Tem.
The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, June 22.