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Chase City Council members, mayor seated

SoVaNow.com / July 08, 2020
Chase City Town Council held its first meeting Wednesday since the election of a new mayor and two new council members.

Town Manager Dusty Forbes began the meeting by presenting Mayor Alden Fahringer with the official gavel. Following a short business meeting, new members Pauline Keeton and Michelle Wilson posed with returning incumbent Marshall “Tommy” Whitaker for a quick picture.

James Bohannon was elected vice mayor. He replaces Lisa Gillispie who decided not to seek re-election this year.

Former council member Charles Willis was named to the town Planning Commission for a term ending July 2024, and Planning Commission Chair M.J. Colgate was reappointed to the leadership position.

Local business owner Robert Bondurant will join Monty Hightower, Thomas C. Emory Jr., David Lipscomb, F.W. Richards Jr., Herbert Myrick and Braxton Rutledge on the Chase City Industrial Development Authority.

C.L. Garner Jr., Wayne Pruett, Robert Lee Walker, Dwight Ashe and Jim Castle were all reappointed to the Housing Advisory Appeals Board, and James Bohannon was reappointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Kaprisha Hargrove was appointed to a two-year term to the town’s grievance committee. She joins William Carter, Frances Castle, Connie Tucker and Mary Anne Wood.

In other business, Ralph Hodges Construction was awarded the contract to serve as general contractor for Phase 2 of the Endly Street Rehabilitation Project. Virginia Petersen, Tonya Duffer and Jay Jordan were reappointed to their respective offices as town treasurer, clerk and chief of police.



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