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  • City of Madison Statement on Death of Mayor Welch

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    September 25, 2019

    With great sorrow, the City of Madison joins all its citizens in mourning the passing of Mayor Damon
    Welch. Mayor Welch awoke with health complications early this morning. He was rushed to Kings
    Daughters Hospital where he subsequently passed.

    Shortly after 9 a.m., city employees were directed to lower the flags at City Hall and other city
    properties, in memory of the mayor.

    All city employees and office holders offer their heartfelt compassion to his wife Ginny, his children and

    City functions such as trash pickup will continue today. Any changes will be noted on the city website,

    Indiana Code 3-13-11-15 provides that the President Pro Tempore of the City Council becomes acting
    mayor until the vacancy is filled by the political party caucus. Current Madison City Council President
    Dan Dattilo will fill the vacancy until the Republican Party holds a caucus.

    Arrangements are pending at Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre.

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