POMEROY — At Monday night’s special Pomeroy Village Council meeting, the council voted to elect Phillip Moon to the vacant Pomeroy Village Council seat.
According to Pomeroy Mayor Jackie Welker, the council voted for Moon because of his almost 30 years of service with the Ohio Department of Transportation and his knowledge of roads, which are the main concerns of Pomeroy citizens.
“Those are constant complaints, and now we have somebody on the council that has experience with all these … types of things,” Welker said.
Other applicants were Nancy Schartiger, Maureen Hennessy, Donald A. May, Bryan Shank, Andrea M. Neutzling, Jerry Uribe and Kenny Klein.
Applicants were asked multiple questions by council members. Questions included inquiries about how many council meetings the applicants had attended, what they want to see improved and if their schedule would affect how many meetings they would be able to attend.
Moon, who was sworn in after the decision was made, said the Pomeroy Village Council was a pretty cool lot of people and he was excited to contribute.
“I hope we can work together to improve some of the situations,” he said. “My main thing is about roads and infrastructure. That’s my main thrust.”