BYRON — The City Council made appointments, re-appointments, passed resolutions and read an ordinance on truck routes at its first meeting of the new year Monday evening.
The board was meeting at City Hall for the first time with new Councilman Mark Waters, who replaced Jeff Ervin after the latter decided not to seek re-election.
Councilman Michael Chidester was unanimously re-elected as mayor pro tem by the board. Ferrell Bass and Michael Chumbley were voted onto the Committee on Committees.
They will serve with Chidester, who as mayor pro tem is a mandatory member. Chidester was also re-appointed to serve on the Byron Downtown Development Authority/Convention & Visitors Bureau board.
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Other appointments and re-appointments were made on the Byron Redevelopment Authority and the city planning and zoning board. One seat on the redevelopment authority remains vacant, Mayor Larry Collins said.
The council voted to retain Stephanie Thornton as indigent defense counsel, and to allow the mayor to execute an agreement with the Byron Convention & Visitors Bureau for another year of operations.
The council also held its first reading on an ordinance prohibiting tractor- trailers on any parts of Main Street.
Previously, the trucks were not allowed on Main Street west of the old post office.
“The big trucks are tearing it up,” Bass said.
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