The Blountsville Town Council voted Monday evening to replace Dicey Childers as a member of the council, and to appoint Kathy Irvin to fill her position, according to councilman Dennis Beavers.
Childers came to the meeting expecting to be reappointed to the council to finish out the term to which she was elected. She said the council had told her she would be reappointed, after notifying her in the April 29 meeting that she had been removed from the council, but would be reappointed in the next meeting.
Beavers said that in last night’s meeting nominations were taken to fill the position. Beavers nominated Childers, and Kathy Irvin was nominated by either Ken Mullins or Bob Cornelius. Beavers and councilman Barry Smith voted for Childers, and Mullins and Cornelius voted for Irvin. Mayor Michael Glass cast his vote for Irvin to break the tie.
In an unsettling irony, Childers was presented Monday night with a commendation from Governor Kay Ivey, recognizing her as the oldest elected official in Alabama. She had received similar recognition in the form of a resolution and certificate last week from Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.