CARPENDALE – “I encourage everybody to come out and vote,” said Carpendale mayor Butch Armentrout as he announced the slate of candidates at the town's April meeting.
By Ronda Wertman
CARPENDALE – “I encourage everybody to come out and vote,” said Carpendale mayor Butch Armentrout as he announced the slate of candidates at the town’s April meeting.
Incumbent commissioner Diane Baker will face former mayor Dwight “Casey” Lambert in the mayoral race on June 12.
Armentrout is seeking to return to a seat on the council, along with incumbent Commissioners Barbara “Bobbie” Cover, Mary Jo Hinton, Clarence Murray and Virgil O’Neal. Newcomer Jodi Miller is also seeking one of the five council seats.
Resident Cot Harris thanked Armentrout for “all he’s done for the Town of Carpendale.”
“I’ve enjoyed it,” said Armentrout adding, “I have all the faith in the world that whoever succeeds me is going to do well.”
In other business, the council completed the process to abandon a portion of Maryland Street so that it can be conveyed to the adjacent property owners Donald and Tammy Wolford.
Armentrout announced that the addition of three street lights between Carpendale and Ridgeley has been completed with the town paying $2,500 to have as new transformer installed.
“To us, it’s worth it,” he said.