The public is invited to attend a special event at the City Offices. On Wednesday January 6, 2010, Thomas Bailey will be sworn-in as Wellsville Mayor, marking the first time Wellsville has had a new Mayor in twenty years. Ruth P. Maughan, current mayor, decided not to seek re-election for a fifth term this past November.

Mayor Maughan will open the meeting on January 6, and then turn the time over to City Manager Don Hartle for the swearing-in ceremony. Mayor Bailey will then take over the gavel and leadership of the city.

In addition, Ron Case and Colin Harrison will be sworn in as members of the Wellsville City Council. This will be Case’s third term on the council and Harrison’s first.

Immediately prior to being sworn-in as Mayor, Bailey will resign his seat on the City Council. One of Bailey’s first acts as Mayor will be to declare his former seat empty and call for applications to fill it. More details will be coming in the near future as to the procedures to follow if you are interested in applying for this seat. The new council member will be selected by the City Council and Mayor, and will complete the remainder of Bailey’s council term (two years).