Greenville City Council looking for new member

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:17 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kenneth Snow

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council members will be accepting letters from people interested in filling a position on the City Council.

During Tuesday night’s regular scheduled meeting, the council accepted a resignation letter from Councilman and former Mayor Kenneth Snow. The resignation took effect Tuesday.

Snow, 67, wrote a letter to city Clerk-Treasurer Bradley Hool, citing “personal and health issues” as reasons for resigning. Snow also thanked city staff for their dedication and the community for allowing him “the honor and privilege” of serving on the council.

Snow joined the council in 1992 and was appointed mayor five years ago.

“I appreciate the citizens of the city of Greenville who had the confidence in me to re-elect me to another term as councilperson,” Snow told The Daily News after the meeting. “However, I have come to the realization that my main priority is spending time with my family.”

Hool recommended the council appoint a new council member by accepting letters from people interested in the position.

City Manager George Bosanic said the council will have to appoint a new council member within 30 days. If someone is not appointed within 30 days, it will force an election, which will cost money.

“We are a little cramped for time,” Hool said.

The person appointed will fill the rest of Snow’s four-year term, which began this year after his re-election in November.

The council approved notifying the public and will give people two weeks to show their interest by submitting a letter to the council stating why they are interested in the position.

Mayor John Hoppough and Councilman Larry Moss appreciated all the work Snow has done.

“I want to express my gratitude to (Snow) who will be greatly missed on this board,” Moss said.

In other matters, the Greenville City Council …
• Approved a contract with Mike Gormely of Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley and Co. for financial services in connection with the Downtown Development Authority Streetscape Bond refinancing proposal.
• Approved a fiscal budget schedule for 2012-2013.
• Approved to accept a gift of money for the purchase of public safety equipment from the Blanche Ash Foundation for $10,000.
• Approved to enter into executive session to discuss the annual city manager evaluation.

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