Wife of late city council member appointed to fill seat

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SALYERSVILLE – The Salyersville City Council met in special session on Monday, honoring the late Tom Frazier and appointing his wife to fill his unexpired term on the council.

In the first meeting since Frazier’s passing, the council met on Monday, November 6 and adopted a resolution of tribute to the late councilman, which can be seen on A3. Mayor James “Pete” Shepherd, a close friend of Frazier’s, signed the resolution, but had City Attorney Jeff Lovely read it for the crowd.

Ceremonial copies of the resolution were presented to his wife, Pat Frazier, and daughter, Bekah Frazier Rudd, as well as copies for his sons, Trenton and Forrest Wade.

Shepherd said for the next item on the agenda, regarding the appointment of someone to fulfill the rest of Frazier’s unexpired term, that to him it was a “no-brainer,” that Pat Frazier was the obvious choice to sit in her late husband’s seat. 

The council voted unanimously in a roll-call vote for Pat Frazier to fill the vacancy, and Shepherd swore her in during the meeting. She took a seat at the table and was an active city council member during the rest of the meeting.

Mayor Shepherd he was contacted by the Big Sandy ADD and if the city can meet the criteria for it, they will receive a 5 to 20 percent discount on flood insurance, which will go in effect next summer. He said they have already met the criteria for the 5 percent discount, but he hopes they will be able to get an even better rate.

In his mayor’s report, Shepherd said they raised over $1,000 during the Run Run Rudolph Spooktacular Christmas 5K Run/Walk for purchasing toys to give out during the Christmas festivities. The Salyersville Hometown Christmas Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 2, with the opening ceremony at the new city park across from city hall. He said they are working to add more activities and decorations this year, with the schedule to be announced at a later date.

The next regularly-scheduled Salyersville City Council meeting is slated for Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Salyersville City Hall.