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Dixon’s last meeting

City Council members said their goodbyes to Marvin Dixon tonight, at his last meeting before he resigns effective Sept. 1 to be with family members.  

After council members spent a while in their work session talking about how to find a new Ward 1 representative (see previous post), they celebrated Dixon’s two years on council with a small reception. Here’s what some of them had to say about Dixon at the meeting tonight:

"You brought to this small city some experience from a large metropolitan city out there on the West Coast, and what you brought was most appreciated," Councilman Hashmel Turner said.

"You’ve worked so well with all of us," Vice Mayor Kerry Devine said. "You’ve been quite a spokesperson and really done your homework for your ward."

"Every time you speak, it causes me to think more deeply about the topic at hand," Councilman George Solley said.