Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting.
Lariscy replaces Michael Garvin, who had served as mayor for the previous 10 years. Steve Collins also took the oath of office and replaces Lariscy’s wife, Kelli Lariscy, who was appointed to fill the seat of council member Les Pevey after his resignation last year.
“I am looking forward to working with council as well as city employees and volunteers to try to make improvements in any area that we can,” Lariscy said. “I have had some very good conversations with Mr. Collins, and he is very knowledgeable and interested; I think he will be an asset to council as we look at projects involving infrastructure within the city.”
Lariscy and Collins will serve with council members Michael Johnson, Ulysses Eaton and Dr. Franklin Goldwire.
In addition, Goldwire was elected again to serve as mayor pro yem for the coming year. Also, a proposal from the fire department to make the position of fire chief full time was approved by council. Along with a discussion of the sale of property to the state Department of Transportation for the roundabout project, council discussed a 1985 ordinance requiring the numbering of buildings within the city, approved the numbering of a residence at the request of the public safety department and approved some corrections to wording in its personnel policy.
Garvin also was honored with a plaque and a resolution was adopted in appreciation of his years of service to the city.