• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck City Administrator Chris Henson, left, congratulates Jamie McLean, who was named Maffett Memorial Library’s new librarian after an executive session at city council’s Nov. 21 meeting.

McLean named to librarian post

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Groesbeck has a new librarian as of last week’s city council meeting. Acting Librarian Jamie McLean was named to the permanent position by the council at its Nov. 21 meeting, when the council also approved the holding of a Christmas Parade, agreed on casting their votes for Appraisal District board and made other decisions concerning city business.

McLean had been filling in temporarily as librarian after former librarian Rhonda Bass resigned in August.

The council discussed the matter in executive session for just over 15 minutes, then returned to open session and voted on the matter. McLean expressed pleasure at the move after the meeting.

“I’m very excited,” she said. “Our board has already approved our new long-range plan. We’ve already started implementing some of the changes, and it’s going to be good for us because we are going to have some exciting new things.”

In other matters, the council approved a Christmas Parade event that is scheduled to take place Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Parade organizer Lisa Stewart addressed the council, saying the route would be determined later, but she described what she envisioned for that evening.

“We would like to have people singing, try to get some choirs and people from the community singing carols, ask people to volunteer to do cocoa and maybe cookies, popcorn or whatever,” Stewart told the council.

She also said she hopes to have a karaoke machine and access to Hawkins Park for the needed electricity. Santa would be there and an opportunity to take pictures with him.

Council approved the plan, and City Administrator Chris Henson noted that this is the third year for the event and that it has grown in popularity.

On a different subject, council members agreed to cast all their votes in the Limestone County Appraisal District Board election to Ron Franks.

“The city has 101 votes,” Henson told the council; you can elect to award all those 101 votes to Ron Franks; or you can split them up as you see fit.”

He said he had checked with City Secretary Brenda Jackson and found that historically the city has awarded all its votes to the member the city had put forth; and the council agreed to do just that.

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