- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

GUSTAVUS, Alaska (AP) - The resignation of the mayor of a small Alaska city has prompted its city council to rehire a longtime librarian whom the mayor fired.

Mayor Connie Edwards’ departure and librarian Kate Boesser’s return are not Gustavus’ only changes, however, as the clerk and administrative assistant also quit this month, leaving the city’s administrative staff barren.

It’s unclear whether the administrative staffs’ departure and the Boesser’s firing were connected, KTOO-FM reported (https://bit.ly/2t3GFFD) Tuesday.

“Kate has worked here as the librarian for a number of years, she’s very popular and everyone felt she had done her librarian job very well,” City Councilman Mike Taylor said.

Gustavus has a year-round population of less than 500 and is the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, located west of Alaska’s capital city, Juneau.

The city is seeking to fill the positions of clerk and administrative assistant.

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Information from: KTOO-FM, https://www.ktoo.org

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