Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick will undergo heart surgery later this month. He made the announcement near the end of last night's Village Board meeting, as the trustees prepared to pick a Mayor Pro-Tem to handle the mayoral duties while he recovers. Eldon "Twirp" Williams will be acting mayor during McCormick's absence.
McCormick says the surgery was an inevitability.
He says after talking to friends that have had the surgery, he expects the first couple of days following the procedure to be rough, but will be in contact with village officials if needed during the bulk of the recovery. If all goes according to plan, he should be back at work by mid-to-late November.