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Hallsville loses alderman, gains building commissioner

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 6:14 am

A few changes have been made at Hallsville City Hall.

According to the draft minutes of the Hallsville Board of Aldermen’s Feb. 10 meeting, Hallsville Mayor Logan Carter said Ward II aldermen Darren Maher resigned because he is moving outside Hallsville’s city limits.

Carter said he had a candidate to appoint to fill Maher’s seat until the April election, who would attend their March meeting. Maher also served on the city ‘s planning and zoning commission and as mayor pro-tem, both of which would also be filled during the March meeting.

The addition to Ridgway-Sample’s duties came because city ordinance requires the city building inspector to report to a city building commissioner, which the city did not have.

Some of the pieces that comprise Hallsville city government have either changed position or moved of the board.

During their Feb. 10 meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Alderman Darren Maher and appointed Kenyetta Ridgway-Sample to the position of building commissioner, in addition to her regular duties as Hallsville city administrator.

The alderman voted on several topics that evening.

Those included:

*Allocating $1,500 for renewing the city’s membership to Regional Economic Development Incorporated

* Allocating $3,000 for vehicle repair and maintenance

* Allocating $500 to the parts and supplies line item to find ammunition for the Hallsville Police Department.

For the complete article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.