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Appointment for vacant 1st District council seat set for Monday

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council is set to appoint a councilman to its vacant 1st District seat during the Council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept., 19.

Neither Coleman March nor Parks Norman sought re-election in August. Both were longtime council members and March also served as Council Chairman for several years. Sandy Lewis ran unopposed in the August election, leaving one seat vacant.

To qualify for the vacant seat, persons must be eligible to vote, a citizen and resident of Moore County for at least one year and a resident of the Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County 1st District for at least six months.

Each of Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County’s five districts have three representatives on the Council. Amy Cashion and Lewis are the two current councilmen representing the 1st District.

As a metropolitan government, the Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council oversees county business, decides tax levies, appropriates funding for Lynchburg and Moore County projects and appoints a variety of smaller ‘boards’ that council members participate in.