Two vacancies on the Trezevant Mayor and Board of Aldermen were filled last week.
Newly appointed Aldermen Robert Argo and Christy Creyssels were sworn in by City Attorney Charlie Trotter at the start of the February 11 board meeting.
Argo is filling the seat left by former alderman Tim Rogers, and Creyssels is completing the term of former alderman Scarlet Peevyhouse.
Rogers and Peevyhouse tendered their resignations back in January because they are both moving out of town.
Argo and Creyssels will both serve on the board until their terms expire and come up for re-election in November of this year.
Argo, 61, has lived in Trezevant since he was an infant. He works at the Milan Arsenal.
He and his wife, Rebecca, have one grown daughter, Lindsey Argo, 30.
A McKenzie native, Creyssels, 62, and her husband, Mike, have been residing in Trezevant for the past 11 years.
She works at Home Health in Huntingdon.
This is the first time that Argo and Creyssels have served on a government board.
“We appreciate you serving,” said Mayor Bobby Blaylock. “Now we have a full board.”
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Grant funds received
for walking track
Alderman Eddie Granger announced that the town has received a $20,000 grant for the construction of a walking track.
As Granger detailed, the track will be paved, will be around six feet wide, and will circle the ball fields at the city ball park.
The board voted to advertise for sealed bids on the construction project to be opened at the March 6 board meeting.
Granger said he will ask the winning bidder how much it would cost the city to create around five paved parking spaces at the ball park, and the board generally agree that this would be a good idea if it’s not too expensive.
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In other business:
•The board unanimously approved the hiring of Michael Hayes as the town’s new fire chief. Hayes is a longtime firefighter with the Trezevant Fire Department.
•The board passed a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for improvements to the town’s sewer system. A resolution was also passed to hire two different firms to serve as project administrator and engineer during the application process.