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McKenzie gets new council members


The McKenzie Town Council unanimously approved the Certificate of Election for the election of their mayor and councilmembers, as all were running unopposed.

Mayor Lester Odom will be serving the town of McKenzie for a second term. Three council members, Betty Brown, Lori Brown and Greg Lampley, will all be returning to serve their districts. Two new councilmembers, Jackie Davison and Haleigh Taunton will serve District 1 and District 2, respectively. They will all be sworn into office at the November town council meeting.

In other business, the council voted and passed an ordinance to have an order of procedure of town council meetings. This was a tabled agenda item from the last meeting, giving the council members time to review the ordinance.

The council also approved the McKenzie Volunteer Fire Department to hold a fundraiser this fall to raise money for upkeep of their equipment. The council also tabled discussion of salaries of town employees until the September meeting.

During the meeting, Town Clerk Tina Powell updated the council on the grant writing process of two grants the city is applying for, one with USDA and another with ADECA.

The council also approved the sale of a town owned car to Calvin Hudson as salvage for $157. The council decided to hold on the sale of the garbage truck as salvage and watch the prices of scrap metal before making a decision.

The meeting was adjourned until the next regularly scheduled meeting for Sept. 5.

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