Trustee Jerry Jones has become Holly’s new mayor following the monthly board meeting on January 6th, 2016. Former mayor, Brad Simon, submitted his letter of resignation to Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange on December 11, citing the need to spend more time on family and business matters. The letter stated, in part, “I have truly enjoyed serving the Town of Holly for the past eight years, and it has been a beneficial learning experience. Working with all those involved has also been a pleasure.” The board voted, with regret, to accept Simon’s resignation and offered their thanks for his service to the community.
Jones, who was the town’s mayor pro-tem, filled the vacancy as acting mayor until he received his oath of office during the Wednesday evening meeting. Trustee Frank Vazquez was unanimously voted as mayor pro-tem. L’Estrange suggested that as Simon was also one of the town’s two representatives on the regional ARPA Board, the will town continue to be served by David Willhite and the Trustees delay appointing a replacement until after the April municipal elections. He added that in the interval, anyone interested in applying to run for mayor or a replacement trustee, may submit their application with the town clerk. Jones will still continue to serve as a Trustee for the remainder of his two year term on the board.
By Russ Baldwin
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