Former Union Gap Mayor Resigns from City Council with Settlement
UNION GAP, Wash. - Former Union Gap Mayor Jim Lemon has resigned from the city council and accepted a $38,000 settlement.
Lemon wrote a resignation letter to the council on Monday, saying he was leaving to avoid confusion over the city's government.
Voters ended the strong-mayor position in November, so Lemon took a temporary city council seat. He claimed he was still entitled to his mayoral stipend of $2,000 per month, and the $38,000 settles that claim.
Lemon faces trial in May on a reckless driving charge. He's accused of spinning his tires in a parking lot and spraying a public works employee with gravel.