SAVANNAH, Mo. | A northwest Missouri town embroiled in controversy has lost its mayor.
Savannah Mayor Billy Kretzer on Monday told the city council he planned to resign. He says several factors led him to decide that he no longer wanted to be mayor.
The city has four city council members and the mayor, who votes only in a tie. Kretzer has had to cast several tie-breaking votes this year. The controversies have included a 30 percent increase in water bills and disagreements between council members and the city manager, who has also resigned, effective Dec. 29.
The St. Joseph News-Press reported Wednesday that the council can appoint a city resident or a council member to replace Kretzer until an April municipal election.