Former City Councillor Maureen Feeney was installed as the next City Clerk by a vote of her ex-colleagues on Wednesday. She will replace Rosaria Salerno, the current clerk, who will step down from the post next month.
Feeney was elected with the support of 10 councillors, including council president Stephen Murphy. Councillor Tito Jackson voted present, saying that he was not satisfied with the process of choosing the new clerk. City Councillor Charles Yancey voted for another candidate Natalie Carithers. There are usually 13 votes, but City Councillor-elect Frank Baker has not yet been sworn in.
Feeney resigned from her position on Nov. 10. She did not seek re-election to the council in the November election and will be replaced as the District 3 councillor by Frank Baker, who won the seat in a November election. Baker will be sworn into office on Jan. 2. Feeney will also be sworn in as clerk on that date.