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Moore to be sworn in; Havermale withdraws name from administrative consideration

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Quincy will welcome a new mayor Monday but not without some controversy.

Third ward alderman and Mayor-elect Kyle Moore will be sworn in at the weekly Quincy City Council meeting on Monday night. He becomes the second youngest mayor in city history, and the first Republican to hold the office in 28 years.

Aldermen were expected to vote Monday on Moore's choice for the city's administrative director position, but that vote has been delayed.

(See "Moore announces recommendations for legal team")

Alderman Paul Havermale was Moore's original choice, but he withdrew his name from consideration Sunday afternoon after troubles with the IRS were revealed last week.

"I felt like it was the best move for my family and I," Havermale said. "Given the media attention, I felt like it was time to move on."

Federal tax liens filed with the Adams County Recorder of Deeds show that Havermale's company, Alarm Systems Inc., owes more than $748,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties from 2001 to 2011.

"I didn't personally poll (the city council)," Havermale said. "But, I knew it would be difficult to get a majority of support from (the city council)."

Moore told WGEM News Sunday that he will consider other candidates for that position.

A special meeting of the city council will also be held at 2 p.m. It will be the final meeting with outgoing Mayor John Spring.

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