The current and newly elected officials of LaVergne conducted a monthly workshop last night at City Hall in preparation for the regular Board Meeting scheduled on Thursday, November 18th.Â Several very important issues were discussed for formal approval at the meeting.
The Swearing-In Ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.Â The ceremony and the meeting to follow are open to the public. The LHS Choraliers will perform the national anthem prior to the swearing-in and the Pledge will be led by a student from LaVergne Middle School.Â In addition, students from LaVergne Primary, LaVergne Lake Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Rock Springs Elementary, and Roy Waldron Elementary will take part in the ceremony.
Once the newly elected officials are sworn-in, there will be a brief “meet and greet” and the regular board meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.Â The first order of business will be to fill the alderman position that comes open after Mayor-Elect Senna Mosley is sworn in.
During the workshop last night, the board agreed to nominate Tom Broeker to fill the position as he received the third largest number of votes from the citizens of LaVergne during the election.Â Mayor Elect Mosley strongly advocates for Mr. Broeker because the decision of who should serve was ultimately made through the election process.
Once Broeker is nominated and confirmed by the board, he will be immediately sworn in and take a seat on the board.
Other business discussed at the workshop includes:
- The current system of citizens signing up to speak to the board a day in advance of the meeting is being changed.Â Residents will now be able to sign up to speak 15 minutes prior to the Board meeting.Â They will be given a three-minute limit, but if the issue is vital this time limit may be extended by the Mayor and Board.
- Currently the city allows up to $10,000 to be spent on an expenditure without a formal bid being made.Â The Board must now approve any amount over $5,000.Â In a side note, this doesn’t mean that “quotes” are not required on expenditures… this is for “formal bids.”
I think we will see a Board that is bringing a new, high level of energy to the City.Â Whether you voted for these officials or not, they all deserve our support and prayers so that they will be able to make the best decisions for the City on behalf of a bright future.