December 12, 2017

MEMO TO:        Mayor Barber and Board of Commissioners

FROM:             Frank A. Rush, Jr., Town Manager

SUBJECT:       Installation of Mayor and Town Commissioners

Recently re-elected Mayor Eddie Barber, re-elected Commissioners Candace Dooley and Jim Normile, and newly elected Commissioner Mark Taylor will all be formally installed in office for their new terms at the December 12 meeting. 

Mayor Barber will serve a new 4-year term that will expire in December 2021.  Commissioners Dooley and Taylor will serve 4-year terms that expire in December 2021, and Commissioner Normile will serve a 2-year term that expires in December 2019.  Rhonda Ferebee, Town Clerk, will administer the Oath of Office to Mayor Barber individually, and will then administer the Oaths of Office to the three Town Commissioners simultaneously.  Copies of the Oaths are attached to this memorandum. 

Following the Oaths, the Board’s first action will be to select the Mayor Pro-Tem from the membership of the Board of Commissioners.  The Mayor Pro-Tem’s sole responsibility is to serve as Mayor in the absence of the Mayor.  The newly selected Mayor Pro-Tem will serve a 2-year term until the next group of Commissioners is elected and seated in 2019.  A separate Oath will be administered to the newly selected Mayor Pro-Tem.

Following these actions, the meeting will recess for a brief break to enable family members and the public to receive the new elected officials, and to also receive outgoing Commissioner Maripat Wright.