Davis named to Mt. Sterling council

Jim Davis
Jim Davis

(Posted July 30, 2015)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Jim Davis is back on Mount Sterling village council.

The lifelong Mount Sterling resident was appointed on July 13 to fill the seat vacated by Heather Rice. Rice resigned on June 22 due to a change in employment. Davis will complete the term, which expires at the end of 2017.

This isn’t the first time Davis has filled a vacated council seat. His first experience as a councilman was by appointment in 2008. After completing the unexpired term, he was elected to a full four-year term. He then lost his re-election bid in 2013 by just two votes.

Davis said he is happy to be on council again.

“There are things that started when I was on council that I want to see through, like the new water plant,” he said. “I also will try to help with the beautification of the village so that everything will start looking nice and presentable.”

Davis said he enjoys working with fellow council members to better the village. A big focus is economic growth.

“We want to get businesses interested in coming down here. Every small town is looking for any business or industry to keep things going,” he said.

In his previous time on council, Davis served on several committees, from finance to water and sewer. He also served as council’s representative on the Tri-County Fire District board.

The other members of Mount Sterling village council are Lowell Anderson, Rebecca Burns, Scott McClelland, Diane Spradlin and David Timmons.

Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in council chambers at town hall, 1 S. London St. For more information about meetings, call (740) 869-2040.

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