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New Norton Council members sworn in

1/9/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

Photos courtesy of Ann Campbell
NORTON — Norton City Council held an organizational meeting Jan. 2, when four new members of Council were sworn in.

The new members, who were elected this past November, include Rick Rodgers (Ward 1), Danny Grether (Ward 2), Dennis Pierson (Ward 3) and Paul Tousley (Ward 4). They were all sworn in by Barberton Municipal Judge Dave Fish with their family and friends present. Rodgers is shown at right top, Grether is shown at right top middle, Pierson is shown at right bottom middle at far right and Tousley is shown at right bottom.

After the swearing-in ceremony, nominations were opened for the election of president and vice president of Council. Grether nominated Rodgers, and Councilwoman Charlotte Whipkey (at large) nominated herself for president. Council then voted and Rodgers was elected president.

Grether then nominated Whipkey for vice president, and Council members then voted in her favor.

Council next will meet Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Safety-Administration Building, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive.

— By Julia Kazar

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