The Munford Board of Mayor and Aldermen had a new look at its monthly meeting on Monday night.
Steve Childress and Richard Cramer, who were elected to the board earlier this month, were sworn in by County Executive Jeff Huffman and took part in their first meeting. Jack Bomar, who was re-elected four a third four-year term, was also sworn in at the beginning of the meeting.
“Folks need good people in office and it gets harder and harder to get people to serve,” Huffman said. “Every board needs people who care about the community … Clearly, Munford is in the parameter of the growth we’re about to get (from Blue Oval) and it’s an important time.”
Childress and Cramer both said they were excited to serve Munford in their new positions.
Bomar said, “These are some exciting times for our community and now we have to figure out how to fund the growth.”
“These are good and honorable men and I look forward to working closely with them in the future as we continue to make Munford my kind of town,” Mayor Dwayne Cole said.
In other matters:
On a motion made by Bomar and seconded by Lonnie Glass, Ray Deneka was unanimously elected as the vice mayor. He replaces Sue Arthur, who retired last month after a long tenure as vice mayor.
Deneka called it an “honor and a privilege” to follow Arthur as vice mayor.
Cole said the Munford Avenue intersection improvement and sidewalk rehabilitation project is moving forward and making good progress with Ford Construction as the General Contractor. The intersection of Munford Avenue at Beaver Road will include turn lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalk reconstruction. This improvement is part of an ongoing effort to improve traffic flow through downtown.