Presiding over the December 6, 2016 City Council Meeting was newly elected Mayor Kevin D. Parsons. Parsons and re-elected Aldermen Jerry Jordan and Bob Morrison took the oath of office at 9:00 am on December fifth, the day before the December council meeting. Following a unanimous vote by the council, Alderman Jordan was named vice mayor for the next two years.
Following the call to order, invocation and pledge, a presentation of a memorial proclamation plaque by the council was given to the family of Harry A. Wills, former alderman of the town of Mountain City. Wills’ wife, Nancy Eller Wills, and many of her children and grandchildren were there to accept the plaque for the family.
Linda and Larry Trivette addressed the council on behalf of the residents of Crowder Road in the Rainbow Community. Per the Trivettes, the residents of Crowder road are suffering from frequent water outages. They find themselves hauling water three to four months out of the year. The Crowder Road residents had previously brought the issue to Mayor Keeble and were told a pump house would be needed as well as a line being run to put the community on city water. Chris Hook agreed that this information was correct and a pump house would be needed. Mayor Parsons and the council readily agreed to give whatever assistance they could to the residents to assist in getting a grant to put water line on Crowder Road. “I would be more than happy to speak to the development district on your behalf, said Parsons. “We will endorse you as mayor in these efforts,” said Morrison.
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