By Ryan Richardson
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. —
A familiar face returned Tuesday night to the Carl Junction City Council when Roger Spencer was appointed to fill the 4th Ward vacancy created by the resignation of Dee Lynn Davey.
Spencer, who served from 1996 through 2000, was instrumental in the town’s acquisition of tornado sirens and the establishment of Four Oaks Park.
Mayor Mike Moss said he contacted Spencer to apply for the appointment after not receiving any applications for the position by the May 3 deadline.
“I went and recruited him because he will have the city’s best interests in mind,” Moss said. “While we are sad to see Dee Lynn leave, it will be interesting to have Roger here. We both served on council together, and I feel that he will continue to work toward improving the city.”
Spencer said he needs to “catch up” with the city’s business.
“I’m two buildings removed from the last time I served, and a lot has changed with the city and with the council,” Spencer said. “I’m on my first night, and while I’m playing catch-up, I’m happy to learn and I want to help as much as possible.”
Spencer will serve the remainder of Davey’s term through April 2014.
Davey resigned last month after seven years on the council, saying she was moving to Texas to be near hear daughter.
AFTER DELAYING new committee appointment for two weeks because of the council vacancy, Mayor Mike Moss appointed members to city committees.
THE COMMITTEES are as follows: Budget and finance, Mark Powers, chairman, and Steve Daniels, Bob Cook and Tim Smith; code and nuisance, Don Marshall, chairman, and Roger Spencer, Sean Haase, Powers and Delmar Haase; human resources, Daniels, chairman, and Richard Zaccardelli, Marshall, Cook and Maribeth Matney; public facilities and planning, Tim Smith, chairman, and Haase, Daniels, Powers, Jimmy Chaligoj and Pat Smith; and senior citizens, Zaccardelli, chairman, and Marshall, Cook and Spencer.