By Associated Press - Sunday, November 20, 2016

FIFE LAKE, Mich. (AP) - A disputed debt may prevent a newly elected official from becoming president of a village in northern Michigan.

David McGough was elected president of Fife Lake, southeast of Traverse City. But some officials say he still owes $1,250 to the village.

State law disqualifies a village official from office unless the debt is contested. McGough tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle ( ) that he sent a letter challenging the debt more than a year ago but didn’t get a response until after the Nov. 8 election.

The Fife Lake village board meets Monday. McGough hopes the board accepts the election results. He says he has “a lot of the village behind” him.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle,

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