Bill Glascock Moving From Lookout Mountain, Ga., So He Resigns As Mayor

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - by Matthew Smisson

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Mayor Bill Glascock announced Thursday to the council and audience that he is resigning as mayor. He said he and his wife are moving and will no longer reside in the city limits. He noted therefore he is unable to continue his service as mayor.

Present at the meeting was Judge Ricky Taliaferro who swore in councilman and Vice Mayor Sandy Gothard as interim mayor until the election in November.

Prior to Mr. Glascock’s resignation announcement, the council passed on second reading ordinance 269 establishing a sewer advisory board.

The first nomination for a member of the sewer advisory board is Jimmy Campbell. The board will consist of three residents and one member who represents Covenant College and Krupski Loop. 

Addressing the council was Louisa Hurst, president of the Fairyland School PTO. Mrs. Hurst told the council of some issues facing the school for next school year. She told the council that the state has issued financial cuts of $8 million to Walker County which affects Fairyland Elementary. Last year because of cuts the PTO made up the difference of nearly $110,000 and the group may have to do the same.

Mrs. Hurst wanted to address the council members to make them aware of the impending financial issues. And while the city cannot contribute any funds towards the school, the council supports the school because it is the center of the community, it was stated.

Mrs. Hurst told the council and the audience that Fairyland Elementary had the highest test scores statewide and performed higher than any other school in Northwest Georgia.

At the next regular scheduled meeting the council will work on the city’s annual budget. The council intends to meet with city accountant Paul Johnson to discuss the next year’s budget.

mdsmisson@aol.com 


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