Phillips voted mayor pro-tem

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stefan Rogenmoser/Gazette From left: New Mayor Pro-tem Mark Phillips, Mayor Michael Heitzler and outgoing Mayor Pro-tem Kimo Phillips at the May 13 council meeting.

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Goose Creek City Councilmember Mark Phillips is the new mayor pro-tem. Councilmember Franklin Moore nominated Phillips at the May 13 council meeting.

Phillips was recently elected to another four-year term along with outgoing Mayor pro-tem Kimo Esarey.

Councilmembers Moore, Esarey, John McCants and Debra Green-Fletcher voted for Phillips. Phillips abstained from voting and Councilmember Jerry Tekac was absent from the meeting.

“I’m looking forward to passing the ribbon cutting duties to you,” Mayor Michael Heitzler said to Phillips. “It’s not as easy as it looks. The first thing is don’t run with the scissors.”

Phillips said he plans to retire from his job in August and will have more time to dedicate to his council and mayor pro-tem duties at that time.

“I will be more available than I’ve been in the past,” Phillips said. “I appreciate the opportunity to more forward with the city.”

It was the first meeting for Green-Fletcher, who was elected in April. The May 13 meeting was the first in which longtime Councilmember Marguerite Brown was not on council since 1975. She did not run for reelection this year.

In other business:

• City Administrator Dennis Harmon made a request to purchase two new Ford F-150 trucks for the Department of Public Works. The total cost, including delivery, is $33,418. The bid was awarded to Bailey Ford of Spartanburg. Council voted unanimously to approve the bid. The new trucks will replace aging city trucks that have high miles.

• The Crowfield Golf & Country Club has been turning a profit each month this year since February, according to Heitzler. He said it’s been a notable turn, which is encouraging because the golf course has been a challenge.

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