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Friday, March 15, 2019

Shock As Goat Is Elected As Mayor In Vermont Town, America

No photo description available.There are 19,429 municipal governments in the United States. ... Almost all large US cities have strong mayor systems. Towns with populations of 5,000 or less (varies between states) are not allowed to incorporate and are overseen by the county government. Mayors, and the city council, are directly elected.
Traditionally, mayors oversee a city's main departments, including the police, fire, education, housing and transportation departments. ... A mayor is the elected leader of a municipal government. In the strong mayor form of government, the mayor is the chief executive officer of the city.
A Vermont town's new mayor is the actual GOAT. A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln has been elected mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven, as first reported by the Rutland Herald
. Lincoln will spend the one-year term making public appearances.

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the small Vermont town of Fair Haven.
The nanny goat was chosen this week by townspeople for the one-year post at the community’s Town Meeting Day. Lincoln takes office Tuesday.
The ballot of 16 pets was open to all town residents. Most of the other candidates were dogs and cats; a gerbil named Crystal also was a candidate.
Lincoln, with 13 votes, beat out a dog named Sammie that received 10 votes. The other candidates combined for 30 votes.
During its time as mayor, Lincoln will be expected to attend local events, such as marching in the Memorial Day parade wearing a custom-made sash.
Fair Haven, a town of about 2,500 along the border with New York just west of Rutland, does not have a human mayor.
Town Manager Joseph Gunter said he heard about a small town in northern Michigan trying something similar and he thought it would be a good way to raise money for a local playground. It only raised about $100 through a $5 entry fee, but it provided other benefits.
“It was a great way to introduce the elementary school kids to local government,” he said.
The balloting for pet mayor was held alongside the regular Town Meeting Day vote, but any town resident could vote.

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Endy Edeson

Dan, yeah. It shows that Vermont is a peaceful town to come up with this weird idea
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Creo Fredmacs

Hahahaha
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Endy Edeson

CREO: Would you report community issues to the goat if you were to be living in Vermont ? 😏
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Creo Fredmacs

Omo... Wetin I wan talk again when the goat don blow?
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Alamu Adewale Akeem

Wonder's shall never end...
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Salako Saint's Stephen

Oh my God
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Treasure Samson

Wizkid pet is goat, is possable
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Henry Agbai Osiri

No different between animal goat and the human goat we have in Nigeria as politicians.
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Louis Adjeks

It was done for fund raising and couple with the fact that they don't have a mayor in that province. So, somebody came up with the idea of having an animal Mayor. It was on a lighter note - not an animal overseeing a province in the real sense of the word - Mayor
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Damian Okeke

Hmmm Some Animals are more equal than human beings in that City? Mayor for humans It is well ooo
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