Heated election still overshadows mayor
by By RACHEL DAVIS, Daily Mountain Eagle
Sep 05, 2012 | 7234 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SUMITON — During Sumiton’s City Council meeting Tuesday, the election results from last week were certified unanimously. Mayor Petey Ellis was re-elected and Diane Martin won election in Seat 5. There will be a runoff on Oct. 9 between Joan Yow and Floyd Burton for Seat 2.

Ellis also brought up a campaign advertisement placed in the Daily Mountain Eagle by mayoral candidate Ricky “Spider” Thomas, which was formatted as a letter from Thomas to the people of Sumiton. Ellis said he believed there was some clarification needed on at least one item in the letter, the allegation that he purchased property without the approval of the city council.

Ellis then presented and read three sets of minutes from previous council meetings in which the property purchases along Main Street were discussed within the council.

In other business:

•Ellis recommneded that Joe Holley be reappointed to the Housing Authority and the council agreed with that recommendation.

•Counci member Ken Russell asked to be appointed, along with Fire Chief David Waid and Robert Nelson of Nelson Engineering, to work on progressing the construction of the city’s proposed new fire department. Land has already been purchased for the department off Bryan Road.