Thursday, December 14, 2006
Paul Hendricks for Signal Mtn. Town Council You may know by now that Lizetta Paturalski has decided to resign from the Town Council. I regret this and will miss her experience and wisdom as we navigate through these difficult times, but I must respect her desire to devote more time to her family. Of course, this means we have another vacancy to fill. Her resignation is effective December 31, so we will have until January 30 to fill this vacancy without going to a special election. As I have previously stated, I feel this is our responsibility and that a special election would be unnecessarily expensive. I urge any citizens who have a desire to serve to send a letter to Diana Campbell at the Town Hall. We will be deciding on the exact procedure and timeline tomorrow, Friday, December 15. Mrs. Paturalski had 2 years left on her term so any appointee would serve until the next election. Of the 4 candidates for the previous open seat, Bill Lusk, of course was appointed and Joe Dumas has asked to be considered. Greg Goodgame has decided not to re-apply and Courtney Hoss is considering whether or not to re-apply. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to give back to their community.