Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington as mayor pro tempore.
The four-member council had deadlocked in a 2-2 vote with Councilwoman Melice Gerace and Councilman T. Gerald Lee voting for Lee as mayor pro tempore, and Councilman Henry Stevens Jr. and Washington voting for Washington.
In breaking the tie in favor of Washington, Clancy said he valued Washington’s experience; she served eight years as mayor before being elected to a council seat in November. Lee and Stevens are both newcomers to the council.
In other business:
An agreement ending the years-long dispute between Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority over water services that they share was on Monday’s agenda, but no action was taken.
The council approved a business license for Sheela Eichhorn to operate Coastal Massage Clinic at 41 Isle of Wight Road. The clinic will offer therapeutic massages