To the Editor,

I would like to thank Vaughn Beck for pointing out that SDCL 9-9-8 is not applicable for the form of municipal government that Ipswich has. It is somewhat comforting to know that the applicable State law governing the process for appointing a mayor was followed. While there might be a point of contention that the Council was not duly sworn in at the time of the appointment, per the Council’s disregard for City Ordinance 1-1-4, that, in practical application, is a moot point. The Council has the right, in the absence of an ordinance to cause a special election, to appoint anyone...

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