City Council recognizes long-serving employees

Friday, January 16, 2015
Pictured are members of the Lewisburg Fire Department who received service awards at the City Council meeting Tuesday. They are, from left, front row, Sydney Mayberry, 30 years; Ricky Cook, 20 years; and Councilmen Steve Thomas and Trigg Cathey; second row, Jeff Crick, 25 years; Marty Middleton, 15 years; Darwin Dickson, five years; Hundley Ford Sr., 15 years; Steve Anderson, 15 years; Bob Davis, 15 years; and Chief Larry Williams.

By Karen Hall

Editor

Members of Lewisburg's City Council had the enjoyable task of presenting the annual awards for years of service to city employees Tuesday night.

"All the awards and accolades these guys get, they deserve," said Councilman Bam Haislip. "Thank you all."

Members of the fire department were also recognized for their efforts raising funds for breast cancer research. The firemen were "all pinked out," as Councilman Steve Thomas said, wearing pink T-shirts for the whole month of October, and selling pink T-shirts as well, which raised a total of $3,000.

"They still have some T-shirts left," said Thomas. "Congratulations again!"

During his announcements at the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Jim Bingham noted the bid for constructing the new outdoor pool at the Rec Center came in "well under estimate." He attributed this to the selection of Gobbell Hays Partners Inc. of Nashville as architects by City Manager Randall Dunn.

"Job well done," said Bingham.

The prayer which always starts the meeting was delivered by Gary Davis of the Second Avenue Church of Christ, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Louis Scheuchenzuber. Generations of Marshall County students remember Scheuchenzuber as a teacher and coach, but they may not know he served for 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as a full colonel in 2003.

"Thank you for all that you do, and our council does," said Scheuchenzuber.

The rest of the 30-minute meeting was taken up with routine votes on resolutions, which all passed unanimously. Greg Lowe gave his usual report on industrial development, noting that Lewisburg was still on the short list for a couple of projects.

And finally, Director of Operations Buck Beard reminded the mayor and council that the resignation of Robin Minor left a vacant seat on the planning and zoning board, which needs to be filled by a councilman. A replacement for Minor will be chosen next week, and a councilman will be chosen for planning and zoning after that, Bingham said.

There was no input from citizens.