Kimball Mayor Responds to Recall Petition Effort

Kimball Mayor Responds to Recall Petition Effort
Keith Prunty responds to effort to oust him as Kimball Mayor (Miller/KNEB/RRN)
April 8th, 2021 | Scott Miller

Kimball’s Mayor has issued a response to a recall effort filed last week by two community residents, saying disagreement is a part of life but he’s focused on the community’s stability, growth and future prosperity.

Ashley Sisk and Mary Laughlin filed papers to start a petition drive, saying Keith Prunty did not have the community’s best interest in mind, had been serving his own agenda and had been disrespectful and mistreating city employees and elected officials.

In a statement provided to KNEB News, Prunty said:

“I have always carried out my duties as Mayor of the City of Kimball faithfully.  I am focused wholeheartedly on our community’s stability, growth, and future prosperity.  I fully appreciate and support the democratic process, and I will continue to represent the citizens of Kimball who voted overwhelmingly in my support at the last election.  Disagreement is part of life, and I am disappointed that some citizens are unhappy with decisions that I have made as Mayor.   Whatever the cause for disagreement, I will always have our community’s best interest in mind.  I will do everything I can to serve with honesty, integrity, and give every ounce of energy I have to keep Kimball moving forward.  

“There is tremendous opportunity on the horizon for Kimball.  We are on the cusp of what could be major revitalization and investment in our community.   I believe that now, more than ever, our community needs to be looking forward – displaying our community’s pride and positivity – to encourage future development and investment in our town.  I will continue to serve to the best of my ability, always carrying out my obligations and duties as Mayor with the citizens of Kimball and our collective future in mind.”

Once signature papers for the recall drive are issued by the Kimball County Clerk, the effort will have 30 days to obtain 292 valid signatures to force a recall elections.

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