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Tieton Mayor Recall Still Lingering

TIETON, Wash. - A recall of Tieton's mayor is gaining support. A group in Tieton is about to make a move they say will remove the mayor.

And at Monday night's council meeting, some of them spoke out about their concerns.

The group of people unsatisfied with the mayor have been using the city council meetings as a place to voice their concerns about mayor Norma Joiner.

Former Tieton city clerk Betty Vineyard leads a group of people who are ready to take down Joiner.

Vineyard said they've received enough signatures, but they're hoping to bring in more people to support their cause to get Joiner off the city's top position.

The water pipe breaks last month remain a big issue with the people of Tieton, who are against the mayor, but there are others who feel that Joiner and the council shouldn't be at fault.

Still, a petition lingers for Joiner's recall.

"We want to make sure the amount of support that's there, so we will continue this campaign for approximately three weeks and then we will move forward after the holidays," Vineyard said.

The City of Tieton's Rich Olson offered another view of the situation.

"But you know, for these people to come up here and to address you (the council) in a negative manner and make it all your fault, I think is very wrong for the people of this community," he said.

Despite getting enough signatures, Vineyard's group still needs to prove that Joiner hasn't done an adequate job as mayor to a judge.

It's going to be a long process, with both sides unwilling to budge.