TOWER CITY, N.D. (INFORUM) — Tower City Mayor Scott Salberg survived a recall election on Tuesday, July 9.

City Council member Al Walker,  says the total vote count  was 74 for Salberg and 25 for Randy Crist, who was part of a sponsoring committee that put the recall on the ballot.

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, says for a recall to be successful there has to be another candidate on the ballot. If the other candidate wins, then the mayor is ousted.

Previously, five city residents had submitted a petition to Jaeger’s office for the recall. The reasons to oust Salberg were listed as poor performance of duties, failure to enforce city ordinances, allowing harassment of other city officials at meetings, removal of city records from the file and failure to conduct all city business in an open forum.