I spoke with Mayor David Morris after Thursday night’s Searcy City Council meeting. He informed me that City Clerk Peggy Meads is resigning, effective August 31, 2012. I do not have the full story, but I believe she is getting married and perhaps relocating as a result.
Miss Meads was elected to a 4-year term in 2010, so the council will now appoint someone to finish the remainder of her term.
Mayor Morris told me,
I recommended tonight that they advertise for resumes to be submitted, review resumes, interview top finalists, and then select a person to offer the position to. That was it is all out in the open.
An avid reader of The Patriot reminded me last night that Ms. Meads was very professional & helpful during the A&P debacle a few years ago, in the face of immense pressure within the city government to act otherwise. She has always been helpful & fair to both sides, the best I can tell.
Despite recent disagreements, I do commend Ms. Meads for her overall body of work as city clerk & wish her all the best in whatever adventures life brings her next.