- Paris Flash
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By CHARLES RICHARDS
The Paris City Council has officially confirmed the appointments it made on May 31 to 10 city boards – all except for the Paris/Lamar County Health Board, which Lamar County commissioners were balking on.
Here are the appointments, all to 3-year terms:
Airport Advisory Board – Ray Ball is reappointed and Jack Ashmore is appointed. Holdover members of the board are Jerry Coyle , Fred Williams, Billy Copeland, Steve Gilbert, and Phillip Payne.
Band Commission – Patsy Daniels is appointed. Holdover members are Bonnie Ausburn, Rhonda Morris, Becky Semple, Randy Bunch, Thomas Neugent, and Bennie Tschoerner.
Board of Adjustment — Nathan James “Quinten” Bell V and Charles Richards are appointed. Holdover members are Jerry Haning, Rick Hundley, Allen Moore, Marilyn Smith, and Bryan Glass.
Building & Standards Commission — Chris Brown is appointed and Wendell Moore is reappointed. Holdover members are Ryan Lassiter, Johnny Norris, Vicki Ballard, Zach Saffle and Don Wilson.
Historic Preservation Commission – Douglas Cox is reappointed and Lauri Redus is appointed. Holdover members are Britin Bostick, Paul Denney, Nancy Anderson, David Stewart and Ben Vaughn.
Library Advisory Board – Ann Norment is appointed. Holdover members are Deborah Hatley, Hilda Mallory, Pat Books, Francine Neeley, Linda Vandiver, and Alice Woodard.
Main Street Advisory Board – Karie Raulston is appointed to a two-year unexpired term. Jill Drake and Ashlea Mantoon are reappointed to full terms. Holdover members are Britin Bostick, Matt Coyle, Kari Daniel and Casey Ressler.
Paris Economic Development Corporation – Bill Harris and Toni Clem are appointed. Holdover members are Doug Wehrman, Bruce Carr and Kenny Dority.
Planning & Zoning Commission – Dennis Chalaire is reappointed and Mike Folmar is appointed. Holdover members are Richard hunt, James Price, Jerry Akers, Keith Flowers and Holland Harper.
Traffic Commission – Ken Kohls is reappointed and Susan Hamby are appointed to three-year terms; Joe McCarthy is appointed to a two-year unexpired term. Holdover members are Jon McFadden, Barry Shiver, IKenneth Millsap and Jean Schweers.
Not taken action on Monday night were the appointments to the Paris/Lamar County Health Board, where six of the seven members were ineligible for reappointment because they had served long in excess of the recent new policy limiting board members to two successive three-year terms.
The city on May 31 appointed Dr. Rick Erickson, Dr. William George, Dr. Mark Gibbons, Dr. Keith House, Dr. Lav Singh and Kristi Martin. Holdover member is Bill Strathern.
The Lamar County Commissioners had a problem with the appointments, with some feeling the current board should stay on.
Monday morning, by a 3-2 vote, the commissioners court went along with the city’s appointments.
County commissioner Lawrence Malone and County Judge M.C. “Chuck” Superville voted no.