The Sulphur Springs City Council appointed Reverend Harold Nash to the council at today’s special meeting. The appointment was necessary after the sudden resignation of four members earlier this week.
The council needed to create a quorum(4 members) to allow the council to function normally until elections can be held in May for the four seats vacated by Erica Armstrong, Jimmy Lucas, Jeff Sanderson, and Norman Sanders. The resigning council members were the source of controversy as they were allegedly considering terminating the employment of City Manager Marc Maxwell. Without this appointment, in an ironic twist, City Manager Maxwell would have been in full control of city business until the spots were filled via election.
Now former Mayor Norman Sanders attended the meeting to allow the council to appoint a new member. First the council accepted the resignations of Armstrong, Lucas, and Sanderson. After the appointment Nash was sworn in to office and then the council accepted Sanders’ resignation. John Sellers was named as the new Mayor and Freddie Taylor as Mayor Pro Tem.
Six spots on the council will now be up for election in May.