South Bethany swears in ‘seasoned’ town council

South Bethany welcomed Tim Saxton back to the town council during a May 31 swearing-in ceremony. In addition, Sue Callaway and George Junkin joined Saxton to renew their two-year oaths to serve the Town. And former council member Pat Voveris stepped up next to be sworn in as mayor.

With Al Rae voting by remote access on speakerphone, the council unanimously approved the council positions of mayor pro-tem (Jim Gross), secretary (Callaway), treasurer (Saxton), Budget & Finance Committee council representative (Tony Caputo) and council liaison to the Planning Commission (Rae).

Chairpersons were also approved for town committees, including Community Enhancement (Callaway), Budget & Finance (Saxton), Canal Water Quality (Junkin) and Charter & Code (former councilman Jim Fields).

The Town is also seeking another resident to serve on the Sea Level Rise & Storm Surge Adaptation Committee, which Junkin oversees.

A number of residents attended the meeting and community breakfast, and Voveris thanked them for a “great show of support.”

With a “seasoned council, I look forward to a productive year,” she said.