By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune
CENTER POINT— Monday night saw the swearing-in of the Center Point City Council and Mayor, including new councilors Bobby Scott into Place 1 and James Howell into Place 4. Along with Scott and Howell, incumbents Linda Kennemer, Terry Leesburg, Roger Barlow and Mayor Tom Henderson were sworn in.
During his term, Councilor Scott said that he hopes to contribute new ideas to the council meetings.
“Anything I can do to make the city a better place to live in,” Scott said.
Councilor Howell’s plans include working to improve Center Point’s economic situation and addressing crime in the area.
“I hope to move Center Point ahead and to pull the community together collectively, because the government is only as good as the people it represents,” Howell said. “I’m excited about the possibility of what Center Point can be.”
In the meeting following the ceremony, the council voted to approve resolutions to appoint the City Attorney and Prosecutor, as well as to reappoint Tameeka Vann as City Clerk. The council also voted to name Roger Barlow as Council President and Terry Leesburg as Council President Pro Tempore.
Later during the meeting, an ordinance establishing the rules and procedures for the upcoming term was approved, as well as a resolution appointing the depositor of funds for the city. The council also voted to appoint Mayor Henderson, Council President Barlow, Councilor Leesburg and City Clerk Vann as signing agents for the city.
Barlow reminded those in attendance that City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day, but that the community is welcomed to attend the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Reed Harvey Park at 11 a.m.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the first Center Point City Council meeting of the new term will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.