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Terrytown seeks new council member
January 03, 2013 Jerry Purvis   

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Since Jan. 3, 2002, Larry Plummer has served Terrytown as a board member and later as a council member when the village moved up to city status. Now the city is searching for a replacement.

Plummer died on Dec. 14, 2012 at the age of 75.

Terrytown Mayor Kent Greenwalt said Plummer was very interested in what was going on in the city and was very diligent in asking questions and researching whatever council members were discussing.

“It’s going to be hard to replace Larry,” Greenwalt said. “We could always count on him being there for about every meeting.”

Plummer was a council member in Ward I, which surrounds Terry’s Lake along Terry Blvd. and the trailer court area.

Greenwalt said the council will declare a vacancy in Ward I at its Jan. 3 meeting. Terrytown will then advertise the opening, asking interested residents of the ward to submit a letter of interest to Mayor Greenwalt. “They can include their qualifications and any other information that might support their application,” he said.

Greenwalt added they hope to have a candidate selected by the council’s Feb. 7 meeting.
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