Oaths of office were administered Tuesday night at the White Settlement City Council meeting to newly elected council members Evelyn Spurlock and Danny Anderson. City Secretary Amy Arnold governed the ceremony and became somewhat emotional during the reading of the oath due to the fact that her father-in-law, who recently passed, served in a council position. Council members unanimously voted newly elected member Danny Anderson as Mayor Pro Tem.
A short reception with cookies and punch was held after the formalities.
Life Saving effort
White Settlement Chief of Police J.P. Bevering presented five officers with Police Commendation Awards for their extraordinary efforts in service to the community for their life saving efforts in a recent crime in the City of White Settlement.
Late in November a citizen was stabbed in the 8300 block of Whitney Drive and the suspect was arrested due to the efforts of Tele-Communicator Kelly Dennis, Officer Brandon Tibbit, Officer Lana Cook, Officer John Banner and Senior Corporal Alfonso Ramirez
Council members and citizens spoke of their support and gratitude to the members of the White Settlement police force.
Public Works Director Robert Smith presented a list of streets in the city that were in need to asphalt repair.
“The county will be providing the equipment and labor for only $100 a day and we will need to provide the materials,” said Smith to council members.
City Manager Jim Ryan encouraged council members to get out and drive these specific streets to see their condition.
Council members also approved the reappointment of Gunner Rasmussen at Citizen Magistrate.