CORINTH - The Corinth mayor and Board of Aldermen will hold their first meeting next week after a 4 p.m. Monday swearing-in ceremony for board members.
The mayor and four of the six board members have never held public office, so Tuesday's agenda is still under discussion, said Mayor-elect Tommy Irwin. He expects it to be finalized by Friday, the day city board agendas usually are available.
One of the first tasks for a new board is the appointment or reappointment of city department heads. However, Corinth's police chief is an elective office, and Chief David Lancaster was re-elected to a second full term and was sworn in Oct. 15, as was Irwin.
Among the appointed offices to be filled is city attorney, formerly held by William "Bill" Odom, who announced his retirement Oct. 19, at the final board meeting of the previous administration.
Odom has served as city attorney since Oct. 1993, and continues through the end of this month. He plans to continue with his appointments as attorney for jointly-owned Corinth-Alcorn Regional Airport and the Crossroads Arena.
Department heads and positions that are appointed include city clerk, fire department chief, director of community planning and development, building inspector, street commissioner, wastewater treatment department manager and city court clerk.
The city board also appoints members of various boards as terms expire, including the Corinth school board, Magnolia Regional Health Center trustees, the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Crossroads Regional Park, Crossroads Arena, Corinth-Alcorn Regional Airport and The Alliance.
Contact Lena Mitchell at 287-9822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.