Gladstone City Commission recall election scheduled for May

GLADSTONE — Gladstone’s mayor and two other City Commissioners will probably have to face a recall election in May.

Gladstone resident Timothy DeClaire filed recall papers against Mayor Joseph Maki, Mayor Pro Tem Hugo Mattonen and Commissioner David Nemacheck for raising the city’s millage without holding a public hearing.

At least one of the commissioners has said that the increase was a reinstatement of a previous millage amount and that, by law, a public hearing was not necessary.

The Delta County Clerk and the Gladstone City Clerk have found that the petitions have more than enough valid signatures for the recall to go to voters. Maki, Mattonen and Nemacheck have until February 16th to file a written challenge.

A recall election is scheduled for May 5th if the signatures remain valid.