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Red Oak city secretary resigns

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MELANIE PETERSEN
The Ellis County Press
On Oct. 29, the Red Oak City Council accepted the resignation of Judy Grant, city secretary.

Grant's resignation will be effective on Nov. 12.

In 1995, Grant was hired as an accounts payable clerk, received numerous promotions and was appointed by council to city secretary in 2000.

She has chosen to resign in order to pursue other professional opportunities. 'She will be missed and the City of Red Oak wishes her the very best in her future endeavors.'

A special meeting of the council was called on Oct. 29 to discuss the matter of the resignation and replacement for the position.

The council went directly into executive session for the deliberation on the resignation of the city secretary.

When the council reconvened in open session Councilman Casey Hargrove moved to accept approval of any action as a result of discussion in executive section and seconded by Ben Goodwyn with a 4-0 vote in favor.

Next Goodwyn moved to accept approval authorizing the city manager to act or to appoint a temporary city secretary which was seconded by Eric Smith and passed with a 4-0 vote in favor.

Next the council voted 4-0 in approval of motion by Hargove to approve organizing a city secretary search committee which would consist of Mayor Alan Hugley, City Manager Scott Albert and Human Resources Director Clifton Beck.

The motion was seconded by Andy Bell.

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