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City council to observe 100th year
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TRINITY – The 100th anniversary of the first Trinity City Council meeting is approaching and city leaders are preparing to mark the occasion. During last week’s council meeting, interim City Manager Buddy Drake noted that the first meeting of the group came on Jan. 3, 1911 and asked the current council to think of ways to observe the occasion. “I f nothing else, I’d like us to plan on having a special meeting on the anniversary date and getting together to remember all of the people who have served the city since it began,” Drake said. Jan. 3, 2011 will be on the first Monday of the new year. At present, the city council regularly meets on the second Thursday of each month. Drake showed the council the city’s first book of minutes, which recorded the actions of the early city fathers, including the very first meeting. He noted that R.D. Crow Jr. was selected as the first city secretary at that meeting and the council agreed to pay him a fee of $1 for each meeting he attended. “The salary has changed a little bit from those early days,” Drake joked. Members of the first city council included Mayor George Waller and council members W.A. Bell, E.O. Allridge, J.H. McLaughlin and Ed Trow.