Sheena Hougland reelected mayor

Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM.

PONCE de LEON — Mayor Sheena Hougland and Town Council members John Harrison, Charlotte Montgomery and Denise Serigne were sworn in at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ponce de Leon Town Council on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Hougland won the election to be reelected as mayor after running unopposed and Serigne and Harrison returned to their seats as members.

Montgomery was welcomed as the newest member after council member Judy Reynolds announced that she would not be returning to her seat during their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Ponce de Leon Town Attorney Lyndia Spears updated the council with their latest endeavors to contact Oshkosh’s attorney.

Ponce de Leon received a new fire truck using grant money, however the town has recently receiving letters stating that the town owes money on the truck.

“I’ve faxed him a copy of the contract and he even called today,” said Spears. “At first he said he didn’t remember me ever sending anything so I showed him the e-mail that I sent, faxed the contract to him and explained it again.”

She said he asked about the $15,000 trade in for one of the town’s older fire trucks and she said that they had told the town they didn’t want the truck, but if they were still interested they can come pick it up.

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