Maplewood park board member, Adelina Mart, was voted out of the position at the city council meeting on Tuesday by a vote of 5-1. Mayor Barry Greenberg cast the only vote to reappointment her.
In many cases reappointments to boards are done in batches, but Mart’s reappointment was the only one voted on in the meeting.
In her two years on the board many causes that Mart has advocated for as a park board member have been defeated, including expanding the dog park and a walking path through Kellogg Park for Metrolink riders. She was also critical of the city’s decision to build a skate board park without first consulting the park board.
On Tuesday before she was removed she spoke against using funds meant for parks to build a veterans memorial in front of city hall, that if needed, the funds should come from the roads budget.
Following the meeting, Ward 1 Councilman Steven Moseley’s only comment on the vote was that “The item (Adelina Mart being reappointed to the parks board) should not have been on the agenda.”