Cottrell named Leitchfield Mayor Pro Tem 1

Leitchfield City Councilman Raymond “Tooty” Cottrell, pictured at a council meeting last spring, was appointed the Leitchfield Mayor Pro Tem on Monday night.

Recently re-elected Leitchfield City Councilman Raymond “Tooty” Cottrell was appointed Leitchfield Mayor Pro Tem Monday night.

This position, which has little power other than the ability to conduct council meetings in the absence of the mayor, has traditionally been given to the Leitchfield city councilmember who received the highest number of votes in the most recent election.

That candidate this time was Cottrell, and, per Mayor Rick Embry’s recommendation, the council voted to name Cottrell the Leitchfield Mayor Pro Tem until the next city council election.

In other business:

  • Embry said that, sometime this year, he will ask Leitchfield City Attorney Earlene Wilson to draft an ordinance to establish a Leitchfield code enforcement board and code enforcement officer. He said that Tyler Harrell is currently being trained to be a code enforcement officer.
  • Embry said the former Leitchfield MTD facility has been sold, but the buyer has not been announced yet.

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