Newly elected Young, Ehlers take their council seats
After the April 2 elections two new councilmen were sworn in Tuesday night after a Boonville City Council Meeting. A reception followed the swearing in of candidates at the Boonvilel City Council Chambers.
During the regular meeting Boonville Mayor Julie Thacher presented a plaque to outgoing councilwoman Kathleen Conway for her three years of service to Boonville. Conway thanked city employees for showing her the ropes of city workings. Conway said she plans to stay involved with organizations in Boonville, including volunteering at the city hall.
"I have a couple other volunteer projects I am working on, including helping out with the Friends of Historic Boonville and the Saints Peter and Paul School Library," Conway said. "It truly was a privilege to do this."
Although outgoing councilman Hayes Murrary did not attend the meeting, he too will receive a plaque as well.
New incoming Boonville Ward One Councilman Steve Young and Boonville Ward Three Councilwoman Becky Ehlers took their seats for the first time. Thacher showed gratitude for their willingness to be on the council and for getting up to speed on council matters. Ehlers said her goal is to listen to her constituents and make good decisions on their behalf. Young is also excited to serve the people of ward one.
Boonville Ward Two Councilman Noah Heaton and Boonville Ward Four Councilman Morris Carter were also sworn in as they will retain their seats on the council. Brad Wooldridge will also retain his seat as Boonville City Councilor.
A motion by Carter nominated Boonville Ward Four Councilman Mark Livingston as Mayor Pro-tem. The vote carried unanimously.