PIEDMONT - Commissioner Paula Boggs, serving as election officer for the Town of Piedmont, told the officials at the recent Piedmont Council meeting that the suggestion of having early voting through the process of mail-in ballots will not happen.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Staff Writer
PIEDMONT - Commissioner Paula Boggs, serving as election officer for the Town of Piedmont, told the officials at the recent Piedmont Council meeting that the suggestion of having early voting through the process of mail-in ballots will not happen.
Boggs said the purposed change from early voting at the town hall to mail-in voting would make an ordinance change necessary.
Part of the ordinance change dealt with newspaper advertisements to inform Piedmont citizens of new voting procedures.
While investigating changing the method on voting for the 2017 election where the offices of mayor and three council members are open, Boggs said, “It is best to stick with early voting in the council chambers.”
Boggs added in previous years, “About six and no more than 10 people early voted.”
She explained that the two Saturdays prior to the municipal election, “The council chamber will be open for voting,”
The Piedmont election is scheduled for Monday, May 8.
Another business item carried over from the last town council meeting was the appointment of several local people to a sanitary board.
The step to have a full panel of board members was necessary to be in compliance before proceeding with the updates on the sewerage project.
Mayor Ben Smith, who will be one of the board members, gave words of appreciation to the other appointees, Mike Boggs and Jeff Wells for volunteering their time to the community.
The above board members took the oath of office, while Marcus Clay, who was unable to attend the town meeting, will also be appointed to the sanitary board.