|Recently-elected Martin officials sworn in to office
|Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 pm
| By MARY JEAN HALL
Special to the Press
The Martin board of mayor and aldermen welcomed a new face Monday at the meeting.
David Sudberry of Ward II was sworn in as an alderman by Hon. Judge Tommy Moore. Aldermen Danny Nanney of Ward I and Randy Edwards of Ward III were also sworn in as returning board members.
The board passed the second and final reading of Ordinance O2012-07, which is also called an ordinance to amend the City of Martin Sewer Use Ordinance and Enforcement Response Plan. According to Mayor Randy Brundige, the 80-page ordinance has been on display at City Hall since September.
With no further discussion, the board unanimously accepted the ordinance.
Other business included the unanimous adoption of the 2013 City of Martin Boards and Committees.
Paul Tinkle, president and general manager of Thunderbolt Broadcasting, spoke to the board about the “Blue Light Hunger Fight” from this past Wednesday.
According to Tinkle, the can drive, which was a part of the can caravan, was in cooperation with the Martin Police Department and Parks and Recreation. Two MPD cruisers turned on the blue lights at Lindell and Main Street near the gazebo.
“The most incredible thing that I saw is that people, who did not even live in Martin, pulled up and handed us bags of food,” Tinkle said. “To see that kind of support was just incredible.”
The Martin Police Department and Parks and Recreation helped carry about 12,000 cans over to Santa’s Village. Tinkle figured the donations to be about two items per minute.
“What we did here stretched out way beyond Martin and Weakley County because it went across northwest Tennessee. This is a great blessing,” Tinkle continued.
Martin Parks and Recreation Director Brian Moore also reported on this year’s Santa’s Village.
“It was one of the best,” Moore said.
According to Moore, this was the 28th year for Santa’s Village and despite the threat of illness creeping through the schools, 17,810 people turned out to join in the festivities. Only 750 people showed up during the first year.
31,755 cans were donated to the cause, which totaled to about $43,000. Moore informed the board that the figure did not include toys.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. in the city courtroom.
Published in The WCP 12.13.12