Turner Townsend and Scotty Johnson are officially elected Enterprise City Councilmen for District 5 and 4, respectively.

Both were declared winners of their respective council seats at the Enterprise City Council meeting July 21.

A first term council member, Townsend did not have any opponents by the 5 p.m. July 21 deadline of qualifying for election. He was, therefore, officially declared elected after a resolution stating that passed unanimously by the council.

A retired Army aviator, Johnson has been the coordinator the Coffee County Community Emergency Response Team—CERT—since 2010. He was the only candidate who qualified by deadline for election to the District 4 seat being vacated by longtime City Councilman Al Miller, who opted not to seek reelection.

Also at the July 21 meeting, Interim City Clerk/Treasurer Beverly Sweeney was appointed Absentee Election Manager for the 2020 municipal elections.

The municipal election for the city of Enterprise is Aug. 25 and the Enterprise Recreation Center is the designated voting place for all those voting in the city election.

In unrelated business, the council appointed Chris Rogers to a three-year term as a supernumerary member of the Enterprise Zoning Board of Adjustments.

The council also heard an update from Enterprise Tourism Director Tammy Doerer on the mural to be painted on the wall across from the First United Methodist Church downtown. The mural will be the largest that the artist has done, Doerer told the council, and work is expected to begin “soon.”

The next meeting of the Enterprise City Council is Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the council chambers at Enterprise City Hall. A work session begins at 5 p.m. A voting meeting begins at 6 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

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