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|New Mayor, New Appointments in Knoxville
|A new mayor, a new alderwoman and several appointments highlighted Monday night's Knoxville City Council meeting.
The city council, after tending to two matters of old business on the agneda, officially welcomed Terry Pool as the new mayor. Pool, who defeated incumbent Mayor Phil Myers in last month's election, took his seat as the city's top elected official. Pool, a former alderman, got right to work on all the new business items listed on the meeting agenda. One was the appointment of someone to fill the Mayor Pro-Tem position. Pool selected Second Ward Aldermen Kirk Heller. Pool tells WGIL Heller is the right man for the job.
"He seems to have a good business background and I thought someone needs a good business background for the city and he's able to make all the meetings. Some of the other members miss meetings because of work and I understand that."
Pool also thanked Myers for his service to the council and the city.
Among Pool's appointments to the city council, were current city attorney Wayne Statham and his law firm Robertson, Wilcox, and Statham to represent the city in legal matters. He also appointed Ron Poyner as police chief, Bruner, Cooper, and Zuck to remain Knoxville's city engineering firm and Joe Burgess as the Building and Zoning Commissioner.
Jim Whitney and and Peg Bivens won re-election and were sworn in to their positions as City Treasurer and City Clerk, respectively. Former alderwoman Bernadine Fleisher was sworn in to fill the void left in the 2nd Ward when the voters elected Pool as mayor.
Pool said it was a little strange to sit on the other end of things, but he thought his first meeting went well.
(Knoxville City Attorney Wayne Statham swears in Peg Bivens to be the Knoxville City Clerk)
(Tom Worden, Rob Derham, Bernadine Fleisher, and Jim Eastwood are sworn in by Knoxville City Clerk Peg Bivens as council members in the City of Knoxville)
(Knoxville City Clerk Peg Bivens swears in Terry Pool as the new Mayor of Knoxville)
(City Clerk Peg Bivens swears in Terry Pool as the new Mayor of Knoxville as city attorney Wayne Statham looks on)
(Knoxville City Clerk Peg Bivens swears in City Treasurer Jim Whitney)
(Knoxville Mayor Terry Pool attends to his first order of business as the new mayor)
Committee Chairs as appointed by Knoxville Mayor Terry Pool
Water/Sewer Committee.....Ed Mahar
Cemetary Committee.....Lester Naslund
Parks Committee.....Bart Randall
Streets Committee.....Kirk Heller
Police Committee.....Tom Worden
Administrative Committee......Bernadine Fleisher
Community Development Committee.....Jim Eastwood
Sanitation Committee.....Rob Derham
(WGIL Pictures, story and information by Dominic Fortini)
|05 04 09 by Newsroom
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