At the close of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday evening Mayor Doris Hensley announced that Vice Mayor Lester Bailey plans to retire at the end of February due to health-related concerns.
Please keep Alderman Bailey in your prayers, Hensley said. We wish him the best. We will certainly miss him after his retirement from the board. He has made a great difference to the town of Erwin.
Hensley said the boards next meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 24, will be Baileys last before his retirement. She said the board will approve a resolution honoring Bailey for his many years of service to the town at that time.
Hensley will nominate Baileys replacement, which the board will have to approve.
The board also adopted Resolution 1207-14 which gave Hensley the authority to make and sign an application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Rocky Fork water line extension project.
For the remainder of this article please see the February 12, 2014 edition of The Erwin Record.