The autocratic and erratic behavior of Robert Shelor, Floyd’s interim and un-elected mayor, increasingly frustrates some of the town’s beleaguered employees.
The mayor’s mood swings surfaced Tuesday at the regular monthly meeting of the county board of supervisors meeting when Town Manager Mike Maslaney had to tell the board that a previously proposed plan to handle vehicle decals for the town of Floyd was off the table because the mayor "changed his mind," even though the plan had already been approved by the town council.
This isn’t the first time the new mayor has deemed his authority above that of the town council. A frustrated member of the council told me this week that he is sure it won’t be the last.
Shelor replaced mayor Skip Bishop in June after Bishop resigned. The council voted him into office on an interim basis but voters in the town of Floyd will have to wait for a long while before they get a say in who holds the top elected job in town.