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Bill McCombs To Officially Step Down As Monongah Town Mayor

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Monongah Mayor Bill McCombs will officially resign from his elected position so that he can remain employed as the town's water plant operator.

The West Virginia Ethics Commission ruled against the town's request to allow McCombs to remain mayor while being employed at the water plant last month.

"The supervising engineer for this office has verified that Monongah has a small population and there are a limited number of certified water operators in certain parts of West Virginia," the West Virginia Ethics Commission said in its report.

"Nonetheless, he has stated that the likelihood that the Town of Monongah could find a qualified operator to fill the water plant supervisor/operator position would be fairly good in that part of the state," it continued.

McCombs defeated Don Harris for the mayor seat in June after a recount was requested.

Out of 198 ballots, both Harris and McCombs received 58 votes each.

McCombs won the position after his name was pulled from a hat.

The Monongah Town Council was given 90 days to decide who would serve as the new mayor following the commission's decision, but it has not yet been announced.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday September 9 at the town hall.

McCombs said he will step down as mayor at that meeting.