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Posted on: May 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Munyon Resigns- Council President Bret Miles Now Mayor


With mixed emotions, Lance R. Munyon, stepped down as mayor effective at the adjournment of the City Council Meeting on May 3, 2021.  Munyon attributed his decision to needing to spend his time focusing on the increasing health needs of his brother.  Council President Bret Miles will become mayor and will name a council member replacement for Ward 3.  Munyon said he was proud of the city's accomplishments during his term as Mayor.  Achievements include reestablishing council committees, improving transparency with streaming the Council meetings and Council being open to discussing city business with anyone, the key milestone of electors passing the half of a half percent of sales tax for infrastructure, the Quanz reservoir project, replacing several water line, completion State Street project phase I  and phase II on the way, and a plethora of other public works projects, cleaning up the city's financial processes, establishing better financial controls, implementing a new software program, automated water meter project, taking the water loss percentage from 30% down to single digits, and the potential jobs coming soon to the city.  He said the city has the best staff there is and the public works staff does a phenomenal job. Munyon thanked the Council, City Clerk Tiffini Gross, City Attorney Scott Sage, Director of Public Works Tim Driggs, Judge Bonnie Leidig, and the staff.  The city extends their gratitude to Lance R. Munyon for his dedication and time spent working to make the City of Phillipsburg an excellent place to live, work, and enjoy life.  

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