Town council enters new era

first_img The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday the resolution creating the new organization. “Much credit goes to former board member Tom Wardlaw who worked tirelessly on the new organization’s bylaws. The board has worked with Kern County Counsel to ensure we got off to a good start,” Shoffner said. Town hall meetings will continue on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Hummel Hall. Business meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Supervisor’s Meeting Room adjacent to the Rosamond sheriff’s substation on Sierra Highway. Town hall meetings provide information on what’s happening in the community and give residents a chance to talk to the council about their concerns, Shoffner said. Service organizations can speak at the meetings on what they’re doing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Kern County Supervisor Don Maben, whose district includes Rosamond, will install the first council members and explain his vision of how the panel will help Rosamond be better connected to county government, Shoffner said. Besides Shoffner, the council officers are Honorary Mayor Jed Dyke as vice chairman, Terry Graham as secretary and Willie Gilbert as financial officer. Other members include Keith Dyas, Bob Beechly and Robert Scherer. The organization’s new official name will be Rosamond Town Council, a Kern County Municipal Advisory Council. “The new council will be working with other local civic organizations on health, safety, welfare, public works and planning issues,” Shoffner said. “We’ll be looking to our community leaders and other concerned citizens to help Rosamond develop sensibly.” The council originated in the 1990s as an association of rural landowners, Shoffner said. The town council began work on becoming an official county advisory organization at Maben’s suggestion last June. ROSAMOND – Formed originally as a sort of civic club, Rosamond Town Council will hold this week its first meeting as an official Kern County Municipal Advisory Council. Reorganized under a state law that lets county supervisors create citizen panels to advise them on issues affecting unincorporated communities, the reconstituted council’s biggest change will be that its members will be elected: all seven seats will be up for election on the November ballot. “We’re looking forward to working with the county to help Rosamond be a better place to live and work,” council chairman Dennis Shoffner said. The meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Hummel Hall, 2500 25th St. W. last_img read more

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