Council plans to pave and to fill Ward 3 seat

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Lewisburg City Council went back to work, short one member, at their monthly work session on Wednesday.

Councilmen discussed the process for filling the vacant Ward 3 seat, vacated when Bam Haislip moved out of the ward recently.

After reading Haislipís letter of resignation into the record, the council chose to follow the same process it used when it chose Jerry Gordon to fill the Ward 4 seat vacated by Trigg Cathey when he took over as general manager of Lewisburg Water and Wastewater.

The vacancy will be advertised and interested residents will be asked to submit resumes for the council to consider.

Applicants will then be interviewed and the four councilmen will choose a replacement for Haislip.

Haislip, himself, was chosen by the council to fill the Ward 3 seat after Odie Whitehead also moved out of the ward.

Ward 3 generally runs north from West Commerce Street to the city line, in between Second Avenue and Heil Quaker Boulevard.

City Recorder Pam Davis estimated a possible vote on a successor could happen at the September council meeting.

City Manager Randall Dunn presented the council with the list of roads the city proposes to pave this year.

The city will pave almost a mile of Darnell Mealer Road, and roughly half a mile of White Drive. Altogether the city plans about four miles of projects.

Other paving projects are scheduled for Moreno Lane, Pardo Drive, Elm Avenue, Walnut Street, Coco Lane, Moriah Avenue, Trey Drive, Landon Lane, and Coble Road.

This is the second year that the city has planned $200,000 of paving in order to clear a backlog of needed maintenance.

Yell Road is also scheduled to be repaved this year. The funding for that project comes through state funds however, so the project was not included in the list.