T'Town Council Selects Barrett Mayor
Ulysses Barrett Jr. will serve another year as mayor of Taylortown.
In one of its shortest and least contentious sessions, the Taylortown Town Council on Tuesday night re-elected Barrett to the post. It took less than 10 minutes for council members to take their oath of office from Town Clerk Carolyn Mitchell and choose a mayor and mayor pro tem.
After all the council members had taken and signed their oaths, returning member Charlotte Worthy moved that Barrett be retained as mayor. She nominated James Lattimore Thompson as mayor pro tem. New council member Marvin B. Taylor seconded, and the two were elected without a single dissent.
Longtime Barrett opponent Ellis Ray was expected to vote against returning Barrett to the office, but he did not vote. Barrett did not ask for "all opposed" to show hands, but Ray made no objection.
Barrett held that office for many years but was replaced for a brief time by Jesse Fuller after the town elections in 2007.
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