It was less than a month ago when Ron Henry announced his resignation as a Town Trustee, as part of his plea agreement on a voter fraud case. The Town Board of Trustees will accept his resignation formally at the Tuesday, March 13 meeting, and apparently, name a successor.
The Town used advertising, social media and postings to ask for applications for a Trustee to serve as an appointee until the next regular municipal election in April 2019. By the deadline last Friday afternoon, only one applicant had submitted, and it’s from one who has served the Town before.
Former Trustee and Mayor Lea Ann Jackson submitted her paperwork for the appointment.
“Im still in shock that no one else applied. I’m really excited about being a part of this Board. They have accomplished so much and work together well while respecting each other’s opinions. Even when not serving on the Board, I’ve always been available to help the Board and Town employees in any way. That offer stands,” Jackson told The Luther Register.
Jackson, a CPA and the COO/CFO of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, was elected to the Board on the same ballot with Ron Henry in 2015. She resigned in June 2016.
For the rest of Tuesday’s agenda, click here. Among the items, the Board will be asked to go into executive session to discuss the hiring of a part-time police officer, Chris Tate, who is the son of former Luther Mayor Cecilia Taft. Other agenda items include requests to spend $1,500 on tires for police vehicles and surge protectors for the LPD computers.
The Town Board will also set a time to have an Emergency Management Meeting with tornado and wildfire season upon us. They will also consider the resignation of Brett Conner as the Flood Plan Administrator. Conner has served the Town sacrificially as a volunteer firefighter, Fire Marshal and reserve police officer. He has resigned all of those positions.
“It has been an honor woking for the Luther Fire Department and with the individuals who make up the department. I have never known a finer group of people and count it as an honor to have worked alongside them to protect the citizens of Luther and surrounding areas,” he said.
The Town will consider hiring Kim Bourns as the new Flood Plain Administrator. Bourns also serves as the Town Clerk/Treasurer.
Watch the meeting live on Luther Register News Facebook page at 7 pm on March 13, 2018.