Resolution emerges to kick Fairfield Twp. Trustee Taletha Coles out of office
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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP READY TO PUT NEW LAW INTO PLAY TO OUST TRUSTEE TALETHA COLES
Looks as if the Fairfield Township Board will waste little time putting a new Indiana law to the test, as members prepare a vote this week that would start the process to ditch Trustee Taletha Coles for not performing her duties.
The three-member board seemed conflicted during a meeting in June about a law – one that went into effect July 1 and that was written, in part, specifically with Coles’ turbulent tenure as township trustee in mind – they weren’t sure was worth months of steps and potential legal hassles.
Coles, who took just 11% of the vote in the May Democratic primary in her re-election bid, will be out of office at the end to December, anyway. Besides, a criminal investigation that involved Indiana State Police searches of township offices and Coles’ home in May could beat them to the punch. (See: “Take down Trustee Taletha Coles? Fairfield Twp. Board teeters on law written for this moment.”)
But a strategy emerged late last week, aimed for a Wednesday evening board meeting.
A resolution marked, “Removal of Taletha Coles as Fairfield Township Trustee,” outlines a rationale to do just that.