ELK GARDEN – Elk Garden voters returned the sitting council to office Tuesday, along with Dave Tichnell and Charles Welch Jr.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
ELK GARDEN – Elk Garden voters returned the sitting council to office Tuesday, along with Dave Tichnell and Charles Welch Jr.
Tichnell and Welch are filling the seats held by Jean and Tom Braithwaite, who did not seek re-election.
Vote totals included Marian Droppleman, 29 votes in her unopposed bid for mayor, and Brandi Paugh, 32 votes for recorder /clerk.
Council race totals were Jody Paugh, 32; Michael Droppleman, 32; Kevin Broadwater, 28; Dave Tichnell, 27 and Charles Welch, Jr.  19. Gary Wildman received 10 votes in his unsuccessful bid for the council.
The council will hold its next meeting July 7 and has many ongoing projects that will continue into the new year including clinic space at the town hall, needed upgrades at the Mountain Top Public Service District and the upcoming energy expo.