Harwell named to city council

Friday, August 25, 2017
C.H. Harwell takes the oath of office while being sworn in as councilman for Lewisburg’s Third Ward.
Tribune photo by Scott Pearson

The Lewisburg City Council is back up to full strength.

Councilmen voted unanimously to appoint C.H. Harwell to represent the city’s Third Ward at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

The seat was vacated on July 3 when Councilman Bam Haislip tendered his resignation after having moved out of the district.

Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Gordon made the motion to appoint Harwell to the seat.

“I asked him to put his name in the pot,” said Gordon, saying it made sense for him to make the motion to approve him.

Councilman Artie Allen seconded the motion, and Steve Thomas and Nicholas Tipper also voted to approve Harwell.

Harwell is a Lewisburg native, now retired after more than 30 years at Peterbilt in Madison.

Harwell and retired jeweler Rick Ackley applied to fill the vacancy and were interviewed by the council last week.

Ackley said during the interview that he had been considering running for the seat in the next election anyway.

Harwell said that he felt the vacancy was a “good opportunity to put in his two cents” on Lewisburg government.

In his first official duty after taking the oath of office from City Recorder Pam Davis, Harwell made the motion to adjourn the meeting.

The Third Ward covers an area roughly north of West Commerce Street between 2nd Avenue and Heil Quaker Boulevard.