Judge Rodney Clark decided Monday (April 8) to give the City of Macomb extra time to gather more evidence as it tries to defend the ruling made in the February 26 election between Steve Wailand and Kay Hill.
The hearing has been continued until April 26, 9:00am, at the McDonoough County Courthouse. Clark said he would make a ruling on the case on that day.
The delay won’t impact the matter of who is seated to the position because aldermen are not sworn in until the city council’s first meeting in May.
Macomb aldermen agreed to increase city attorney Kristen Petrie’s salary from $72,597.50 to $80,000. The raise will go into effect for the city’s next fiscal year, which begins May 1.
Approval was granted on a vote of 5-to-2. Alderman At Large Don Wynn and Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett were opposed. Fourth Ward Alderman Thomas Koch and Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter were absent from the meeting.