Columbus Town Council honors Hall for decade of servicePublished 7:29pm Friday, January 17, 2014
In 10 years of service to the Columbus Town Council, councilman Richard Hall has missed only four of 185 meetings. The council honored Hall at its Jan. 16 meeting.
“The staff sincerely has always appreciated your support,” Mayor Eric McIntyre said. “You have served this Town and this council for 10 solid years and for that we say thank you and we are looking forward to another 10 years of working with you.”
McIntyre cited a number of accomplishments made by Hall since he was first sworn in as councilman by Charlene Owens, clerk of superior court, on Dec. 16, 2003. Hall has served two, two-year terms and one four-year term, and currently is in the middle of his second four-year term.
“Councilman Hall is the type of guy who has your back,” McIntyre said. “During his service, he has seconded a motion 322 times.”
For his diamond motion, which means 100 motions made and passed, he motioned to approve the grant for a motorcycle for the Columbus Police Department. McIntyre noted that Hall was the only councilman to make a motion and to second his own motion. On Oct. 19, 2006 – Hall made a motion to return to regular session, and to recess the meeting until Tuesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. He seconded himself and his motion carried unanimously.
“Richard, thank you for being who you are,” councilwoman Margaret Metcalf said. “You are so trusting and we all trust you. It is so good to have this relationship. You are an asset, and we thank you for your wisdom.”