Angry Emerson residents attempting to oust Mayor Setteducati

(11/08/07) EMERSON Some angry Emerson residents are working on a recall plan to remove Mayor Steven Setteducati from office.

Those who want Setteducati to hit the road say they are unhappy with the mayors support of a plan to merge the Emerson Police Department with the county. Although Setteducati says the merger would save taxpayers money, Emerson residents soundly defeated the measure.

The mayors plans to revitalize downtown Emerson have also come under fire, especially by many business owners. Local storeowners say they are being bullied into consenting with Setteducatis way of proceeding with the facelift. They also say once the developers get their hands on property, there is no guarantee their business wont be forced to close.

In order to have another mayoral election in Emerson, recall organizers need to get petition signatures from 25 percent of the towns registered voters.

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