Mayor David Simpson is stepping away from his town duties for a time as he recovers from injuries sustained in a car crash.
During the December council meeting, Simpson said that he was pretty beat up in the crash that totaled his car but was saved by the airbags. Subsequently, he determined his recovery would require time away from running the day-to-day operations of the town.
Following the Town Charter, Vice Mayor Kenneth Wine is serving as mayor pro tem and will take over as the town’s CEO.
On Monday, the council unanimously elected Councilwoman Rebecca Jones to serve as vice mayor pro tem with authority to step in for Wine as needed and providing a line of succession for management of the town.