By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal
SALTILLO – Mayor Bill Williams says it’s two terms and he’s gone to the grandkids.
Williams, who wraps up his second term as Saltillo’s chief executive on June 30, said Monday he will not seek re-election.
“Actually, we’re building a house and expect to be gone by July 1,” he noted when asked about his plans.
News of Williams’ departure came from the Lee County Board of Supervisors, which reappointed him to the E-911 commission with the understanding it will have a vacancy when Williams moves or goes out of office.
He explained that his two daughters and their families, including grandchildren, live in the Huntsville, Ala., area and his move from Lee County is motivated by his desire to be closer to them on a regular basis.
In fact, the Republican officeholder said, he’s building a house there right now.
“It’s been a busy two terms,” Williams said about his time in office.
As soon as June 30 falls, Williams said he’s headed out.
Williams has led the Lee County town just north of Tupelo through a period of accelerated growth.