- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) - Woodland Park has a new mayor after city councilors broke a tie by drawing his name from a bowl.

The Gazette (https://bit.ly/1sYwA3d ) reports restaurant owner Neil Levy was sworn in as mayor Tuesday night.

Levy and former council member Phil Mella were tied 3-3 after three rounds of voting. The winner was picked with a drawing because neither the city charter nor state law addresses what to do in the event of such a tie.

Levy replaces David Turley, who resigned in July following allegations that he inappropriately touched a 17-year-old boy in a hot tub at his home. The 65-year-old has maintained his innocence.

Councilors had until Wednesday - 30 days after Turley’s resignation - to pick a new mayor.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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