- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) - City council members in the small southern Missouri town of Van Buren are taking turns keeping City Hall open after two employees walked off the job in the midst of the mayor’s legal dispute.

It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the resignations last week of the city clerk and assistant clerk.

Meanwhile, the Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic (https://bit.ly/1COCxBR ) reports that Mayor Mike Hoerner, who was elected April 5, is accused of lying on forms he signed to run for mayor. The state of Missouri says he is ineligible to serve as mayor because of failure to file and pay state income tax from 2010 to 2014.

Hoerner has said he has no outstanding tax bills.

Van Buren is a town of about 800 residents in Carter County.


Information from: Daily American Republic, https://www.darnews.com

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