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Trezevant Board Facing Vacancies After November Election


TREZEVANT (September 6) — The Trezevant Board of Mayor and Aldermen gathered for a special called meeting Thursday to address the uncertain future of the board.

On the November ballot are the seats of current aldermen Teresa Goodrum, Pam Joyner and Joe Fowler, a recent vacancy appointee.

Another opening on the board was created last month when Mayor Dennis Mitchell resigned and Vice-Mayor Bobby Blaylock was elevated to mayor.

At the request of the Carroll County Election Commission, the board approved a resolution specifying the length of the terms associated with the four alderman positions on the ballot.

A change to the town’s charter in 2016 set forth a process intended to lead to four-year staggered terms for aldermen. Had there been the necessary four candidates in that election, the two receiving the most votes would have begun four-year terms and the other two two-year terms. Then, this November, the two-year terms would have expired, and two four-year terms would have been on the ballot.

The resignation of several alderman instead forced the current situation. Joyner will be on the ballot, and write-in candidates can qualify until September 17 by going to the Carroll County Election Commission office in Huntingdon.

Aldermen candidates receiving the two highest vote totals will be elected to four-year terms.

Following the election, any vacancies will be declared by the board, and the mayor will appoint citizens to fill those vacancies. Appointees and holdovers will serve two-year terms.

Goodrum and Fowler have both stated a willingness to remain as holdovers, though Goodrum is in the process of selling her Trezevant home.

The position of mayor will also appear on the ballot. Blaylock is a qualified write-in candidate, and others can qualify until the September 17 deadline.

Thursday’s meeting adjourned in less than ten minutes.

The board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the community center.

The agenda includes discussion on the need to hire an engineer for the Park Street project, nomination of a vice mayor, discussion of two local properties and discussion of employee insurance.


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