Clifton Forge, VA (Jan. 12, 2021) - Pam Marshall became the town of Clifton Forgeâ€™s new mayor by a vote of 3-2 during Town Councilâ€™s reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, and Jeff Irvine won the vice-mayorâ€™s slot by a vote of 4-1. Marshall has been serving as vice-mayor, while Irvine has been mayor, for the last two years.
Casting the two â€śnoâ€ť votes were council members Dr. Ron Goings and Carl â€śShortyâ€ť Wolfe, Jr., attending his first council meeting since winning the spot in November. Wolfe replaces David Oeltjen, who was recognized by council for his years of service to the town. The sole â€śnoâ€ť vote against Irvine for vice-mayor, who won re-election to a second term, was cast by Dr. Goings.
In other business, Town Manager Chuck Unroe:
-- Recognized the more than 50 years of service by Bobby Irvine, who retired recently as the director of the townâ€™s water treatment plant;
--Announced that Tony Kimberlin would be the new water treatment plant director, with E.R. Gilbert filling Kimberlinâ€™s position as the lead operator;
--Introduced Kawanha Persinger, who was hired January 4 as the townâ€™s administrative assistant and was officiating her first meeting as town clerk;
--Discussed a possible solution to problems with the recycling program;
--Noted that there has been interest shown in the old Clifton Forge High School building.
--Councilman Ron Goings was selected to represent the town on the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism board of directors.
Marshall, Irvine and Wolfe all attended the meeting in person, on the second floor of town hall, while Dr. Goings and council member Bob Umstead, joined in by phone.
|Newly-elected Clifton Forge Vice-Mayor Jeff Irvine|