November 16, 2022 - The Timpson City Council remembered their friend and fellow council member during their meeting held Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
Debra Pate Smith, Timpson Mayor, shared a statement at the onset of the meeting as follows, "A month ago our council met just like we do most every month to serve the citizens of Timpson. The next morning, October 19, 2022, tragically the City of Timpson learned that our council and our community had lost a 'good and faithful servant.' We were shocked, saddened and couldn't imagine the loss his family and close friends would be facing. Nothing prepares us for this type of tragedy, but thankfully Kenny Walker was prepared.
"As a former scout leader his motto was to always be prepared. At the beautiful celebration of Kenny's life I learned a multitude of ways and people that he served. I have no doubt on that morning our fellow councilman, a Christian who loved and served the Lord, heard the beautiful words spoken in Matthew 25 verse 21, 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make the ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
"Kenny Walker will be missed as a citizen, a friend, a neighbor, and a public servant and we want to thank his family for supporting him in serving the City of Timpson."
A plaque was then presented which will hang on the wall in City Hall as a reminder of Walker's service to the community.
Presented to Walker's family was a token of appreciation in recognition of Walker's service to the City of Timpson.
Meeting agenda items approved during the meeting include: 1. Consent Agenda Items A. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held October, 2022 B. Financial Statement for the month of October, 2022 C. Accounts Payable for the month of November, 2022 2. Move $15,000 from CD 31414 at American State Bank to Woodlawn Cemetery Savings account 4759 at Austin Bank. 3. Frank Campos to remain as the City’s auditor for FY 2020-2021. 4. Aquatic Services quote to replace the second flowmeter at the sewer plant in the amount of $12,000, using funds from the ARPA account. 5. Order a Special Election to be held May 6, 2023 for the unexpired Council term 2022-2024. 6. Ordinance 20221115-01 calling a Special Election on May 6, 2023 to elect a Councilman for the duration of the unexpired 2022-2024 term. 7. Notice of Special Election, May 6, 2023 to notify voters of time, date and location of the special election. 8. Order an election to be held May 6, 2023, General Election day, for the three council seats, term 2023-2025. 9. Ordinance 20221115-02 calling an election on May 6, 2023 to elect three Councilman for 2023-2025 term. 10. Notice of a General Election, May 6, 2023 to notify voters of time, date and location of the election. 11. Adjourn.