Two new Luther Town Board of Trustees members took their oath of office at the April regular meeting. Both Brian Hall and Jeff Schwarzmeier were elected in the April 4 Town Election.
Outgoing Trustees Lea Ann Jackson and Jason Roach had their last meeting. Neither ran for re-election. Jackson thanked her fellow board members, Town Clerk Kim Bourns and the Town staff for their service and pledged to continue helping the Town where she can. “My short term has been enjoyable and rewarding working with all of you,” she said.
She also encouraged community members to get involved and not sit back in the comfort of the “elastic waistband of denial” by watching meetings on FB, and not participating in local government.
Roach said his two-year stint on the board has been a great experience, overall. “I’ve left meetings happy and I’ve left them mad,” he said. “I would like to reiterate that this town is moving in the right direction. I’d like to give credit to Scherrie Pidcock for keeping us on point, thank you,” he said. Pidcock is the Town Manager.
Trustees Paxton Cavin, Trandy Langston and Jenni White applauded the service of Jackson and Roach before Hall and Schwarzmeier took their oaths of office. The new trustees then stayed to observe a meeting that last more than two hours and involved four executive sessions.
Among agenda items, the Board had an update on progress to apply for a grant to replace a waterline from First to Fifth between Ash and Main Streets.