After canvassing the votes cast in the May 12 election and swearing in re-elected council members Chuck Beatty and Buck Jordan, the Waxahachie City Council took up the issue of its reorganization.

“As you all know, at this time we elect a new mayor and a new mayor pro-tem,” Mayor Joe Jenkins said, asking for nominations.

Replying to that request, Jordan Jordan moved to return Jenkins to the post of mayor for another term, a motion seconded by Councilman Ron Wilkinson.

“Thank you,” Jenkins said after the motion passed unanimously. “I appreciate that. Very much. I love being mayor, and I think we have a very good council.”

Jenkins then requested nominations for mayor pro tem, who presides over council meetings in the mayor’s absence or assumes the duties of the mayor if the need arises.

Beatty moved to return current mayor pro tem Ron Wilkinson to the office, a motion unanimously supported after a second by Jordan.

Jenkins next presented the council with the list of assignments to various committees, commissions and boards.

The list has not changed since he became mayor, Jenkins said, saying he would visit with each council member regarding his assignments and any adjustments that may need to be made.

In other business, it was decided the council’s spring retreat will take place Wednesday, May 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

The Waxahachie City Council will next meet Monday, May 21, at City Hall.

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