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Grovetown council members take oaths of office

Posted: January 10, 2018 - 1:45am
Syliva Martin is sworn into office for a second term during the first council meeting of 2018 on Monday night. Martin won re-election for the Grovetown city council.
Syliva Martin is sworn into office for a second term during the first council meeting of 2018 on Monday night. Martin won re-election for the Grovetown city council.

Two Grovetown city council members were sworn into office before the start of the regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

Newly elected councilwoman Deborah Fisher and returning councilwoman Sylvia Martin took part in the council's first meeting of 2018.

Grovetown city administrator John Waller issued the oath of office for Martin and councilman Dennis Trudeau issued the oath of office for Fisher.

"I am honored, truly honored to be able to serve on the city council of Grovetown," Fisher said in remarks after taking the oath of office.

"I would like to thank councilman Trudeau for offering to issue the oath of office to me. I would also like to thank the city employees of Grovetown for providing me with such a great orientation that will provide me with everything I need to hit the ground running. These are the folks that run our city so effectively in the background so effectively that sometimes you never see. But also thank you everyone for coming out and joining us today and also thank you so much for participating in the election."

Martin was unanimously voted mayor pro tem and Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones announced committee appointments for council members, reverting back to the city's charter calling for the appointments.

"My first couple of years here we had some internal issues as you know. It was time to move forward with that. Now we've got people placed where we think their specialties may lie," Jones said of the appointments.

Jones appointed council member Eric Blair to serve as the committee chairperson for Public Safety; Fisher for Public works and water utility billing and collections; Trudeau for planning and development; Martin for leisure and recreation; and Jones will serve as the administration committee chairperson.

"They would just actually be over that particular area and report back to council with any issues or problems that they may have. They're not actually going to be in their chain of command but they'll be there for them personally," Jones said after the meeting.

 

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