The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday appointed the following to open seats: Brian McCullen, Robert G. Moore Jr., Laura Albright and Claire Windsor.
The appointments were needed following the resignation of John Frame with one year left on that term and also because of the expiring terms of Van Hedges, Jimbo Bryant and Bubba McQueen. Rules for the preservation board require a commissioner to be off the board for one year before being eligible to be appointed again, explained Stephanie Sandy, a member of the commission.
Windsor, however, may be reappointed to a three-year term after completing the unexpired term.
Among the new appointees, McCullen is senior vice president at SOUTHBank; Moore is county prosecuting attorney; Albright is vice president of Albright Storage Company and a tourism board member; and Windsor is a speech language pathologist at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
The board also appointed Marcus Simmons to a vacant post on the Corinth Public Utilities Commission following the exit of Joey Luster.
The board learned that James Orr will not return to the planning commission/board of adjustment and a replacement will need to be chosen.
In other business, the board voted to accept a $545,000 Community Development Block Grant for sewer system improvements. Mayor Tommy Irwin said the funds will be used “with about $3 million to do continuation on assessment and not only assessment but construction of problem areas in our sewer system. We are really excited about that.”
Work under the grant is targeted to the South Corinth area in the vicinity of the current arch pipe project, said City Clerk Vickie Roach.
The city’s match for the CDBG is being paid through a state revolving fund loan.