In a whiplash inducing move Council Member Tim Woerther reversed himself by opposing the reappointment of City Treasurer Steve Cross. Woerther had vociferously accused the Mayor of planning not to reappoint Mr. Cross months prior.
At a January special meeting CM Woerther threatened to violate the charter in order to prevent the Mayor from appointing Steve Cross to the co-interim city administrator position after the resignation of then City Administrator Ryan Thomas. The debate was so heated that in one instance a city document was taken home and destroyed leading into an investigation of CM Woerther.
Woerther was so vociferous and adamant that the Mayor could not be trusted when he promised to reappoint Cross to Treasurer, that his vote against cross on Aug. 12 caused the most hardened Wildwood watcher to sit upright and take notice.
For those seeking a reason for this reversal by Woerther and a few of his closest political allies, it was easy to see that Mr. Cross' refusal to kowtow to CM Woerther during his tenure as Co-Interim City Administrator was the reason for the betrayal.
For those who have not yet seen it themselves, Wildwood Matters has the video.
In the end, reason prevailed with Cross winning reappointment by a wide margin with only McCune and Woerther voted no. Jordan abstained.