Montevallo welcomes new mayor, council

Council members Rusty Nix, left, Don Hughes, Dee Woodham and Willie Goldsmith, along with new Mayor Hollie Cost, second from left, are sworn in by Judge Bruce Green. (Reporter photo/Christine Boatwright)

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – The meeting room at Parnell Memorial Library was standing-room only as Montevallo Municipal Court Judge Bruce Green swore in the new Montevallo mayor and City Council.

Mayor Hollie Cost said she was grateful for the opportunity to serve the community with the new council.

The new council includes incumbents Rusty Nix for District 1, Willie Goldsmith in District 2, Sharon Gilbert for District 3 and Dee Woodham for District 5. Newly elected Councilman Don Hughes now fills the District 4 seat Cost vacated.

The council unanimously elected Councilwoman Dee Woodham as mayor pro tempore.

The council also continued all administrative personnel, such as city clerk, police chief, municipal judge, municipal prosecutor and others.

The next City Council meeting was rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 because of the Veterans Day holiday with a work session at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.