Swearing in, reorganization slated Monday

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 05:54 PM

The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday to reorganize in response to the elections in October.

On the agenda after swearing in and seating Fearldine Simmons as a new member and returning members Sara Coffey, Michael Inscoe and Garry Daeke is approval of the council’s key staff leaders.

Appointment of City Manager Ray Griffin, City Attorney John H. Zollicoffer Jr. and City Clerk Esther McCrackin is not expected to draw controversy.

Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Rainey will be up for renomination or replacement at the new council’s pleasure.

Griffin on Friday said he does not have a word from council members on the appointment issue.

“That is strictly at the discretion of the council, and I have not discussed it with them,” Griffin said.

The city also plans a presentation to outgoing council member Vernon Brown.

Also on the agenda for Monday will be approval of a $914,866 bid award to Dellinger Inc., of Monroe to replace the high service pump for the regional water system.

The council will also decide on resolutions to advance the Elmwood Cemetery area sewer mains replacement project. McGill Associates is on deck as the approved designers for completing an engineering work for the out-fall system upgrade.

Also, a work session is scheduled for discussing details of a previously proposed off-premise advertisement sign ordinance and a budget amendment transferring contingency funds within the Regional Inter-basin Transfer Project Capital Improvement Plan.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.