After reconvening from a lunch break, by majority vote the Common Council appointed former County Supervisor and former Town Magistrate Judge Mary Scott to the council seat vacated by Patricia Anderson.
Councilman Orgeron made the motion to approve Scott, Councilwoman Workman seconded. Mayor Foster called for a roll call vote, which was 4 to 2 in favor and the motion passed. Only Councilwoman Crooks and Vice Mayor Jewitt were opposed.
Mary Scott owns Cactus Curlers Salon and has been a Quartzsite resident since 1971. During her public interview for the vacancy, Scott told the Council, "I believe you need me up there."
In other Council business, it was approved to apply to use the CDBG Grant to rework the Kofa Well instead of building an animal shelter. The project is expected to cost more than $100,000 over the amount of the grant. The money has already been budgeted to come out of the water and sewer fund for next year.