Sebastian keeps mayor, vice mayor as council is sworn in

SEBASTIAN – Mayor Richard Gillmor and Vice Mayor Jim Hill will keep their seats on the Sebastian City Council dais after the council voted unanimously Monday evening to keep them there.Councilman Eugene Wolff, who was sworn in during the meeting for another 2-year term, nominated Gillmor for mayor. Without a challenger, Gillmor accepted the position. “I am humbled and honored to have this placed on me again,” he said of being named mayor, adding that he would continue to work hard to make the city the best it can be.Newly added Councilman Don Wright nominated Hill for vice mayor. As with Gillmor, there were no challengers and Hill accepted the seat.Both selections elicited cheers and applause from the audience with shouts of “yeah!” and “yea!”Monday’s special council meeting served two purposes – swear in the three winners of the municipal election and select the mayor and vice mayor.Councilwoman Andrea Coy was also sworn in, as the first place finisher in the race.Wright thanked those who supported him and economic development during his closing comments.”It’s different sitting on this side of the table,” he said, adding that he would do his best for the city.Hill congratulated Wright, Wolff and Coy on winning the election, noting that it was a clean campaign. He also said that he is looking forward to working with the “three very fine candidates.”Coy also thanked those who had supported her campaign, and thanked some who did not support her – though she did not name them.”This is going to be dynamite,” she said of the newly seated council.The evening also marked the end of Councilwoman Dale Simchick’s term on city council. She has chosen to run for County Commission and did not file for re-election for Sebastian City Council.”We’re certainly going to miss Dale,” Wolff said during his closing comments, giving her thanks for her service to the city.

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