Anyone want to be a Luther Trustee?

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The Luther Town Board of Trustees meets Thursday evening for its monthly Special/Planning meeting. On the agenda is an item to discuss appointing a new trustee to the vacant spot created when Paxton Cavin resigned her position on the board earlier this summer.

The Town has asked for resumes of citizens who live within the Town limits to serve the remainder of the term, about two years. However, no one has submitted a resume, said town officials.

Here is information from the Town’s social media post:

There is still time to apply for the vacant seat on the Luther Board of Trustees.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Regarding the Vacant Seat on the Board of Trustees

Due to the resignation of Town Trustee, Paxton Cavin, the Board of Trustees must appoint a Town citizen to serve in her place until the April 2021 election. If you would like to be considered for this appointment, please provide the following information to Town Manager, Scherrie Pidcock:

1. A recent resume
2. A brief statement explaining why you would like to serve the Town in the capacity of Trustee

According to State Statute (Title 11 Sections 8-101, 16-109, 16-110) to be considered for a position as Town Trustee, you must meet the following requirements. You must be:

1. A registered voter at an address within the legal Town limits
2. A resident at an address within the legal Town limits for at least 6 months prior to the appointment

An appointment will be made by majority vote of all remaining elected Trustees at a future designated Town meeting. The newly appointed member will be sworn in by the Town Clerk prior to final adjournment of that meeting.

Town of Luther
PO Box 56
119 S Main St
Luther, OK 73054

Time remains for anyone interested to vie for the seat. Remaining trustees are: Trandy Langston, Jenni White, Jeff Schwarzmeier and Brian Hall.

The Town Board meets Thursday evening and will consider the trustee vacancy, as well as consider hiring a new School Resource Officer, among other agenda items. Serving on the Luther Board comes at a pivotal time for the small town with growth anticipated from the city and the new turnpike. Trustees are also working on issues that include planning, zoning, public safety and infrastructure.

It’s an exciting time for Luther and a time when the look of Main Street is changing. Town Hall, currently located on the west side of Main Street in an old movie theatre that has seen its better days, will move to the former location of BancFirst on the west side of Main Street. The bank is now on SH 66 east of town. Other changes to Main include the move of Urban 66 retail shop to the corner by Beth’s Baubles & Bits, and a studio called Magnolia Rose is expected to open in August in the former Urban 66 spot. These shops join an exciting revival of businesses all around Luther giving many reasons to shop local and shop at home.

School Bond Info Meeting Also Thursday

photo by Megan Garrett for The Luther Register

Incidentally, the town board meeting on Thursday night conflicts with the second of four public information meetings about the upcoming school bond election. The meeting at 7 pm at the high school commons will include information from the bond financial advisor, Ron Fisher, who was absent at the first meeting. Watch a video from that meeting from the Luther Register’s facebook page. The election is September 10 on the $25 million proposal for a new gymnasium, saferooms and cafeteria, among other things. The other meetings are August 22 and September 5.

Thank you for supporting community news and The Luther Register. Reader support helps our work continue providing journalism to our community, and creating an audience to enjoy photographs from Luther High School student Megan Garrett. Her photos are included in this article.

Photo by Megan Garrett for the Luther Register.  Luther gym, built more than 50 years ago.

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