WESTMORLAND — In a move to free city funds, the City Council here voted Wednesday to do away with two administrative positions — the finance director and assistant to the finance director.
The council reached that decision on a night when three new members took seats. Those three council members are Henry Graham, Thomas Landrum and Victor Sanchez.
The council named Larry Ritchie, in the second year of his four-year term, as mayor, and Councilman John Makin — just elected to a second four-year term — as mayor pro tem.
Ritchie said during his tenure as mayor the council is going to focus on improving the quality and safety of city streets. He said concern for safety escalated after a child was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer rig while riding her bike on Center Street.