Wednesday, October 2, 2013

BRIDGEPORT BRACES FOR CITY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

FOLLOWING IN THE SHADOW OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BRIDGEPORT MAYOR IS AT ODDS WITH THE CITY COUNCIL

BRIDGEPORT, Mn.


Many in the angry group at City Hall
last evening to protest the failed garbage
pick-up, wore gas masks to make
 their point. "My street stinks!" yelled
on protester.
Just as the federal governmental shutdown is beginning to take hold, local residents of Bridgeport learned they may be in for a double whammy.  The city government may be shut down until the Mayor and City Council can come to terms over the upcoming mayoral race.
Mayor Ben Dover dispensed this news to an angry group outside of city hall last evening, that had gathered to attend a scheduled city council meeting to protest failed garbage pickup.  After learning the meeting had been called off due to a computer glitch, the group started shouting obscenities outside the mayor's office window, prompting the mayor to come outside to address them.

CHANNEL 1 NEWS learned from a source close to the Mayor, that Mayor Dover is not happy with some in the council planning to run against him in the upcoming election.  He has deleted many of the city records, prompting a lay off of city workers.  When confronted with this, the Mayor denied it, but said until things could be worked out, all city services would be on hold.


Councilman Iken Doolittle hopes to
work out the garbage pick-up problem
before things get really sour.
City Councilman Iken Doolittle, when reached at his home, was dumbfounded.  "This is why I'm running against him," he said.  "I'll give the citizens the kind of leadership they crave.  Hopefully we can keep the city services open while we work through this.  I'm off until Monday and then I'll call the Mayor and ask for a meeting."

CHANNEL 1 NEWS will follow this latest story and report any updates.

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