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  • McCune mayor files ownership report

  • Organizers of a petition to recall McCune Mayor Don Call said Friday that their efforts are not deterred by the fact that Call answered the allegations in the petition language.

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  • Organizers of a petition to recall McCune Mayor Don Call said Friday that their efforts are not deterred by the fact that Call answered the allegations in the petition language.
    The petition language claims that Call has failed to disclose his ownership interests in a form required to be filed with the Crawford County Clerk’s office.
    Call initially filled out the form, but left it blank, indicating that he has no ownership interests. Withholding the information is a violation of K.S.A. 75-4301a and 75-4302a and is also a Class B misdemeanor under state law.
    However, earlier this week, Call refiled the paperwork with the Crawford County Clerk’s office and filled out the section of Ownership Interest and Receipt of Fees and Commissions.
    However, Robin Chartier, one of the petition organizers, said that the fact Call filled out the paperwork will not stop them from proceeding with their efforts.
    “This does not change a thing,” Chartier said. “Most everyone we have talked to have signed the petition.”
    Attempts to reach Call at his home in McCune were not successful.
    In November 2009, Call, the owner of a construction company, billed the city and received payment in excess of $9,400 for the work he conducted on city property during the year. However, Call had not claimed, on the required forms, that he is the owner of a company, nor was the money received submitted as part of the receipt of fees and commissions on the original form.
    With the new forms filed, Call states that he is the owner of a construction company and lists 10 separate jobs he completed and received fees for since April 2009.
    Those jobs range from cleaning storm damage in McCune to remodeling a shed and working on a ditch — also in McCune.
    Despite that, Chartier was steadfast in continuing the petition drive.
    “We don't think it matters,” Chartier said. “We're still trying to get him out and that is not going to change.”
    There is a McCune City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 8 at McCune City Hall.
    Matthew Clark can be reached at matthew.clark@morningsun.net or at 620-231-2600, Ext. 140

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