Susan Moon is new Hollow Rock alderman

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Susan Moon joined Hollow Rock’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen as the newest member at the Jan. 19 meeting. She was sworn in my town attorney Butch Maddox.

She succeeds Michael Smith who chose not to run again. No one qualified to run in the election, causing the board to have to appoint someone.

She is the wife of Jason Moon to whom she has been married for 29 years. They have three sons, Colton, Shelton and Eaton and seven grandchildren.

She was employed for West Tennessee Health Care in the lab for a period of time from 2007 until 2018 when she quit her job to care for her dad Jim Verner who died in Nov. 2020. She became a school bus driver in 2019.

She says she enjoys the outdoors such as fishing, barbecuing with her sister, Jamie Summers, that was taught by their dad.

As far as her decision to become involved in city government, she said that she has hopes of seeing the walking track behind city hall cleaned up so it would be more inviting to use.

“Maybe there could be a playground for the kids and picnic tables where birthday parties for kids could be held,” she said.

She says she is looking forward to serving the citizens of Hollow Rock.

Aldermen learned that the town will be receiving $3,000 from CSX for closing the Branch Road crossing. CSX had asked for it to be closed. Aldermen passed a resolution at the July 21 meeting last year agreeing that it would be permanently closed for through traffic.

However, the board has an issue with CSX keeping the town’s crossing blocked for long periods of time. It creates a problem with emergency traffic.

Alderman Curt Lumley reported about the fire department’s Christmas Christmas gift giveaway was successful. The fire department delivered five baskets while Zline and Faith Baptist Church did one each.

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