Oolitic Town Council President Dirk Sears To Resign Due To Job Offer

(OOLITIC) – Oolitic Town Council president Dirk Sears will step down as council president at the end of February.

Sears has been promoted at his place of employment and is moving to Louisville, KY.

Dirk Sears president of the Oolitic Town Council following a job promotion and will be leaving for Louisville, KY at the end of this month.

Tangie Jenkins was appointed as the new president of the Oolitic Town Council. She will begin the position on March 1st.

The Lawrence County Republican party will fill the vacancy left by Sears on the town council seat.

In other business the Town Council:

  • Voted to purchase an “On Call Now” program to alert residents of water leaks, issues resulting in trash-pick ups, and other emergency notifications. The cost of the programs is a one-time fee of $95. The program will cost the town $375 for every 5,000 alerts that are sent. There 620 – 650 residents in the Town of Oolitic.
  • The water bills now have been corrected and new bills will be sent out shortly. The mistake was made in January after a former town employee did not properly read meters causing large bills for about 250 water customers.
  • Jessica Enochs and Angela Chase appeared before the Town Council asking approval for a business at 216 Hoosier Avenue. The business will sell collectibles and vintage car parts inside and used vintage cars outside. Town Council approved the measure contingent on the business meeting zoning requirements. The two ladies are currently applying for a dealership license.
  • Zac Bell, Street Department Supervisor, asked the town council permission to purchase a trash truck from the City of Bedford for $2,300. The truck has a new motor and tires. This truck will be used as a back-up trash truck should the current one they use is down for repairs. The council approved the request.
  • Approved Bill Hanners’s request for a roadblock on October 9th, for Toys for Tots. This roadblock is held every year at the intersection of Main Street and Hoosier Avenue.
  • There were no updates on the ordinance amendment for the Local Option Income Tax reimbursement for the fire department.
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