McFarland presides over his 1st meeting as mayor...
Newly elected Mayor Shane McFarland and council member Rick LaLance officially took their seats in the council chambers for the first time at May 1stâ€™s meeting of the Murfreesboro city council.Â City Recorder Melissa Wright announced the election results as officially being in effect, having had the Oath of Office administered by Judge Don Ash, and the Official Certificates of Election delivered only an hour beforeâ€¦
The groupâ€™s first order of business?Â Electing a Vice-Mayor, a task to which Councilman Eddie Smotherman offered up the lone, undisputed nomination of long-time member Doug Youngâ€¦
Before the nightâ€™s agenda items, Judge Don Ash addressed the council with some thoughts on his good friend, now-former Mayor Tommy Braggâ€¦
Earlier in the day, newly-seated Mayor McFarland issued a proclamation honoring Bragg as well, which was read aloud at the meetingâ€¦
Bragg voiced his appreciation for all of the city staff, and for the honor of servingâ€¦
Among other actions taken by the council, the 2012 International Residential Code and the 2008 National Electrical Code were amended upon third and final reading, and one public hearing was held, to adopt amendments for the McKnight Park Redevelopment Master Plan.