The 2014 edition of the Elberton City Council is all sworn in and ready to go.
Following Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council, an Organizational meeting of the Mayor and Council took place to take care of some housekeeping.
Taking their respective oaths that evening were Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, Ward 1 Council Member Carey Butler, Ward 4 Council Member Rick Prince, and Ward 5 Council Member Joel Seymour.
Guest, Butler, and Prince all were unopposed during the 2013 Elberton municipal election; Seymour edged out challenger Mart Clamp 70 votes to 26 votes in the Ward 5 election.
Following the swearing in of those gentlemen, the council elected their Mayor Pro tempore; barely getting settled into his chair, Council Member Rick Prince was nominated to serve as the Mayor Pro tempore, and was approved unanimously by the council.
Additionally the appointments of the city’s attorney and municipal court judge took place during the meeting.
Nominated and approved unanimously to serve the city as its attorney was none other than Attorney Chris Phelps, who has served as the city’s attorney for 26 years.
Robert Johnson was nominated and unanimously approved to hold the office of Municipal Court Judge once more; this will be Johnson’s 20th year serving as Municipal Court Judge.