Scharf sworn in as mayor of Amelia

Mike Scharf was sworn in as Amelia’s new mayor in council chambers Jan. 2 due to the surprise resignation of elected mayor Mark Menz.

Menz resigned the Amelia mayoral post on Dec. 31, a full year before his term as mayor was to expire, to become the new village administrator.

“Essentially, this has all come about because council offered me the full-time village administrator position,” said Menz. “I was thinking about resigning my full-time position at Midland anyway, and the timing was perfect – everything just all worked together. I had to resign as mayor to accept the new village administrator position.”

The resignation of Menz was necessary because the Amelia village charter states that one cannot be an elected official and an employee of the village simultaneously.