Divided politics in Indian Trail - myfoxcarolinas.com

Divided politics in Indian Trail

Posted: Updated:
  • Union CountyMore>>

  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:37:00 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:58:23 GMT
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
  • Getting high off frogs: Wingate Ph.D. recognized nationally for research

    Getting high off frogs: Wingate Ph.D. recognized nationally for research

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:48:11 GMT
    Dr. Krista Wilson of Wingate University is being recognized as one of 10 semifinalists by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the Chemistry Champions contest -- stemming from her research with the “giant monkey frog” and it’s potential to help create a new pharmaceutical drug.
    Dr. Krista Wilson of Wingate University is being recognized as one of 10 semifinalists by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the Chemistry Champions contest -- stemming from her research with the “giant monkey frog” and it’s potential to help create a new pharmaceutical drug.
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:37:00 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • York County approves "In God We Trust"

    York County approves "In God We Trust"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:16:02 GMT
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
Indian Trail government is certainly divided.

Today, council members and the mayor are backing up their words and standing their ground.

On Tuesday, two council members missed a special-called meeting and a standard meeting. There have been accusations, theories and heated words thrown out -- but it all comes down to filling the fifth, open seat on town council.

On Jan. 14, the council was split on a decision on how to replace the fifth council seat once held by David Waddell, who stepped down. Council members Chris King and David Cohn voted to bring in David Drehs (the runner-up in the last election). Gordon Daniels and Gary Savoie voted against. Mayor Michael Alvarez became the deciding fifth vote, in favor of Drehs -- but that vote never officially went through because Waddell had not officially been vacated of his seat.

Daniels and Savoie are now arguing for a special election to be held and let the people decide on the next council member.

"According to the school of government in North Carolina statute, that vote was legal, and it was a vote to appoint the runner up," Alvarez said. "We were met with nothing but road blocks in making that appointment.

"There is no hazy, gray area here...as far as I'm concerned, David Drehs is the council member that should be sworn in."

For the time being, Daniels and Savoie will be showing up to "special meetings" where items can't be added to an agenda -- items like the addition of Drehs, where they would be caught off guard with a vote.

In a letter to the mayor, Daniels wrote, "We can conduct needed town business by holding special meetings with specified unedited agenda items for the business at hand, while working together to find an equitable resolution on the aforementioned vacant council seat."

Today, Daniels stood by his feelings on a new election being needed.

"You're saying the will of the people doesn't matter, 'We're going to do what we want to do,' and that's simply wrong," Daniels said.

To keep up with this story and other happenings, follow @DavidFox46.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A big blaze near Uptown causes thousands of dollars in damages

    A big blaze near Uptown causes thousands of dollars in damages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:39:04 GMT
    Charlotte Fire Department had to tackle a big blaze Wednesday night near Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Fire Department had to tackle a big blaze Wednesday night near Uptown Charlotte.
  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:37:00 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:59:38 GMT
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices