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Recorder/Treasurer acts as "mayor for a day"


BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Until an interim mayor is selected, mayoral duties in the city of Beckley have been left up to the recorder/treasurer, Byrd White.

So called "mayor for a day," White took his position as recorder/treasurer in September.

It will be up to the new mayor to reappoint White's position and others, like chief of police, director of public works, and other department heads, if he or she chooses. 

"I'm just a retired coal miner," says White. "All this is new to me.  I knew nothing.  Apparently now it's the old story of in the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king, and I'm the one eyed man."

The special city council meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  As mayor for the day, White is in charge of running the meeting. 

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