Laurel Hill council seeks new member following Hall's resignation

Clifton Hall

Clifton Hall

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Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM.

LAUREL HILL — The City Council wants to fill a seat left vacant by former city leader Clifton Hall, who resigned last month.

Laurel Hill residents interested in serving the city can submit a letter of interest to City Clerk Anita Miller before the Jan. 2 council meeting.

Hall said his resignation stems from the Nov. 7 council meeting, when city leaders declined engineer Charlie Bolen's reimbursement request for preparing Sunnyside Avenue repair and resurfacing plans.

Okaloosa County officials, who provided labor and equipment to repair the road, refused to use Bolen's plans because is not a Florida-certified engineer.

Hall and Councilwoman Betty Williamson voted in favor of reimbursing Bolen, but council members Larry Hendren, Willie Mae Toles and Johnny James did not.

Before Okaloosa County officials were involved, city leaders voted to use Bolen's plans, at Hall's suggestion.

The council appointed Hall in October 2012; he filled a council seat that remained vacant 18 months prior to his arrival.

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