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Jacksons Gap Council appoints Glaze to fill open seat

Published 10:59am Saturday, September 29, 2012

It’s unanimous – Janice Glaze will serve as council member for Jacksons Gap one month earlier than expected.

The council held a special called meeting Sept. 28 to fill the Seat 1 vacancy left by Jeff Walker’s appointment to interim mayor. Walker was appointed interim mayor after former mayor Janis Cooksey Canham passed away.

Glaze was elected to Seat 3 in the Aug. 28 municipal election, so she will only serve as Seat 1 council member for the Oct. 9 meeting.

The newly elected council will be sworn in Nov. 5, but according to Alabama law, the town council only had 60 days in which to fill Walker’s vacant seat or it was subject to appointment by the governor.

The 60 days would have expired before the regularly scheduled November meeting so the council voted to appoint someone to the vacancy.

“We want to follow the law, even if it is only for a month,” Walker previously told The Outlook.

Glaze was unanimously appointed to the position by Walker, Felicia Edwards, Dana Ford and Brady Crocker. Josh Patterson was not in attendance.

“I was elected to serve in the town council,” Glaze said. “Obviously, I didn’t know it’d be this early. But I look forward to learning and doing the best I can for the people of Jacksons Gap.”