City Recorder Jessica Morgan swears in Mayor Doyle Lowe to his second term.
SWEETWATER-The Mayor and Board of
Commissioners met in a called meeting as required by the City Charter
for the first meeting following the election on July 1 at noon.
The races for mayor, City Commission
and the Sweetwater Board of Education were uncontested in the June 13
election, however, the incumbents still are required to take the oath
of office for their new terms and several appointments were to
All the commissioners kept their
current post: Police Commissioner-Bill Stockton, Fire
Commmissioner-Ed Lee, Parks and Recreation Commissioner-Julian
Walton, Street Commissioner-Billy G. "Buster" West, Planning,
Codes Enforcement and Tourism Commissioner-Sam Moser.
All department heads kept their current
jobs as well.
The following nominations and
appointments were made:
Peter Alliman as city judge.
Julian Walton as vice-mayor.
Bill Stockton to the Sweetwater
Bill Stockton to the Board of
Education. Commission Sam Moser to serve on the Planning Commission.
Commissioner Ed Lee to serve on the
Jim Stutts, Dr. Tom Evans, and Teresa
Hickey to the Library Board.
Phil Hall to Sweetwater Utilities
Jennifer Waller and Fred Camp to the
Sweetwater Tree Board.
Shelby Billingsly, Richard Barr, and
Lamar Hughes to the Recreation and Parks Commission.
Harris Lovingood and Jeff Anderson to
the Historic Zoning Commission.
Commissioner Sam Moser to the Building
Codes Board of Review.
Mary Ann Upton and Rebecca "Pidge" Collette to the Heritage Museum Board.
Walt Bowman and John Seiler to the
Industrial Development Board for terms expiring 2014; Crystal Reagen
for a term expiring 2016; and Amy Bibee and Jason Dacus for terms
Julia King to Sweetwater Regional
In other business, commissioners voted
to give permission to advertise for bids on a Street Department brush
truck and dispose of the existing asset via public sale.
Mayor Lowe opened the single bid
received from Jacky Jones Ford Lincoln Mercury in Sweetwater for a
truck in the Fire Department. The bid was $22,014, cheaper than
expected and the bid was approved by a unanimous vote.