City of Rusk

RUSK – Two city employees were reappointed to their positions by the Rusk City Council during Thursday's regular session, according to City Manager Jim Dunaway.

City Secretary Rosalyn Brown, hired in 2018, “received a very good evaluation and was reappointed for an additional year,” while Municipal Court Judge Forrest Phifer – in office since 2007 – “was reappointed for an additional two-year term,” Dunaway said.

The council voted unanimously in open session after discussing matters during an executive session.

Also during the meeting, city leaders voted to approve a consent agenda – with the exception of minutes for a March 14 meeting, which Dunaway said were not ready at meeting time Thursday, but refrained from acting on an agenda item calling for a resolution calling a special election for Nov. 5 regarding 36 proposed City Charter amendments “due to not having enough information” on a related item that focuses on an interlocal agreement between the city and Cherokee County for conducting said election.

The items will reappear on the Sept. 12 meeting agenda, according to the city manager.

During the meeting, Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson recognized Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams, Martin Pepin and the entire Rusk Police Department for their assistance in the death of Alto Police Officer Keith Radcliff, he said.

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