WILLARD, Mo -- The mayor of Willard is speaking out after the Board of Alderman gave him a vote of no confidence on December 28. Jamie Schoolcraft says he is being used as a scapegoat after the state auditor found problems with the way finances were being handled.
It's been a roller coaster for the past year, but regardless of the vote Schoolcraft says he's moving forward and finishing the job he started. In April 2011, Mayor Jamie Schoolcraft's term will come to an end. "It's been the blame game and do personal attacks as opposed to address what we need to be addressing from the audit," Schoolcraft said.
Whether or not his term will end on a high note is yet to be seen. "The no confidence vote does nothing. It does nothing except create more hostility in the board," he said. On December 28, the Willard Board of Alderman called a meeting. "We had an emergency meeting not to review the audit, but to point fingers," Schoolcraft said.