Town Council

Front row from left to right: Councilwoman Barbara Maurer, Mayor John Kirkland, Councilman Bud Van Slyke. Back Row from left to right: Councilman Brian Leonard,  Councilman Don Fogle, Councilman Buddy Sheffield.

 

Council Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

  1. Provide a safe, dynamic, and attractive community for people of all ages, and continue to address the changing demographic composition of the Town.
  2. Provide safe drinking water and quality treatment of wastewater through maintenance of the current systems and continued prudent fiscal management of the utilities.
  3. Plan for the renovation of wastewater treatment facilities to maintain regulatory compliance and serve the current and future needs of the Town.
  4. Continue to work with advisory boards as a means to encourage citizen participation in Town government.
  5. Continue to be good stewards of the natural environment through planned stormwater and floodplain management efforts.
  6. Continue to cooperate regionally and with other municipalities and, where appropriate, share ideas and resources.
  7. Maintain a commitment to the Council-Manager form of government, and to support an adequate and well-trained staff to serve the current and future needs of the community.
  8. Continue to employ sound fiscal management practices to ensure the long-term financial viability of the Town.
  9. Maintain a visionary posture, acknowledging that change is inevitable.
  10. Continue to conduct the business of the Town with complete transparency and integrity.
 
John Kirkland
John Kirkland
Mayor

Originally elected to office in 2003

Re-elected to current office in 2019

Current term expires in 2024

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Don Fogle
Don Fogle
Councilman

Originally appointed to an unexpired term February 21, 2019

Originally elected to office in 2019

Current term expires in 2022

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Brian Leonard
Brian Leonard
Councilman

Originally elected to office in 2019

Current term expires in 2024

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Spudbuster Buddy Sheffield
Buddy Sheffield
Councilman

Originally elected to office in 2013

Re-elected to current office in 2019

Current term expires in 2022

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Barbara Maurer
Barbara Maurer
Councilwoman

Appointed to an unexpired term January 2021

Current term expires in 2022

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Irving "Bud" Van Slyke
Councilman & Mayor Pro Tempore

Originally appointed to an unexpired term April 20, 2005

Originally elected to office in 2005

Re-elected to current office in 2017

Current term expires in 2022

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Meeting Schedule

Town Council 2021 Meeting Dates

Work Session: 2nd Thursday @ 5:00 PM

Regular Meeting: 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Meetings are Televised on C-TV Channel 10 as follows:

  • The Friday after the meeting at 1:00 PM

  • The following Thursday at 12:30 PM

  • The following Friday at 1:00 PM

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