The Kaplan City Council is still debating over the position of City Clerk.
At a council meeting Tuesday, a motion to replace the current city clerk with a candidate approved by Mayor Mike Kloesel failed after no one seconded it.
This is the third time Mayor Kloesel has attempted to appoint a new clerk only to have the motion killed by the council.
The current city clerk Christine Trahan has held the position for 13 years. Trahan must remain in the position, according to the Lawrason Act, until a new clerk is appointed.
According to one councilman, the contention is over the level of experience Kloesel’s appointee, Heather Guidry has in city government.