A special called meeting was held Friday, Dec 4th by the Ashland Council to fill the District 1 Seat left vacant since the recent resignation of Zeola Echols, who resigned due to moving out of her District.
There were three candidates who sought interest in the Seat, but in the end Ashland Mayor Larry Fetner, and Council Members Bobbie Steed, Gail Thompson and Brad Wolfe, chose to appoint Joe Smith to the position. In the last municipal election, Smith had campaigned for the District 1 Seat, but lost to Echols. This was the deciding factor in the appointment. Council members and Fetner all felt that since Smith had already sought out the position in the past, that he would work hard and be very fair with anything pertaining to city business.
This concluded the meeting.