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Stevensville mayor promising "transparency" as town government reorganizes

Posted at 6:35 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 20:42:31-04

STEVENSVILLE — Stevensville Mayor Brandon Dewey is promising to continue "transparency" and "openness", as the town leadership re-groups after a politically turbulent summer.

He also says he's looking forward to that fresh start, with the Town Council poised to return to full membership on Thursday evening.

Dewey had been criticized for "illegalities" by three council members who all resigned last month but he wants to reassure Stevensville residents that the Town staff is following rules and doing its job,

"The administration, since I've taken office, has a proven track record of maintaining as much accountability as we can, and certainly transparency in our government," Dewey told MTN News.

Remaining Councilwoman Robin Holcomb is expected to appoint three new council members to fill the vacancies on Thursday evening and it will likely be a few weeks before we learn how those new appointees will align.

The question is whether Dewey will continue to come under fire for policies and procedures, or disputes will settle down.

Dewey says he's confident and says if people have questions they can explore documents on the city's website, watch the live streamed meetings or come to Town Hall.

"You know if there's something that folks are looking for or there's some facts that don't maybe quite line up that are being spread through social media or throughout the community they've just gotta call and ask," Dewey said. "And we'll get them the documentation they need to dispel some of that."

Thursday's Stevensville Town Council meeting starts at 7 p.m.