Powder Springs elects mayor pro tem on fourth try

On the fourth try, the Powder Springs City Council re-elected Rosalyn Neal as mayor pro tem by a 3-2 vote Monday.

Councilwoman Cheryl Sarvis and Councilman Chris Wizner joined Neal in supporting her.

Councilwoman Nancy Hudson and Councilman Al Thurman voted for Thurman.

The city’s charter requires all five council members to be present for the vote, according to City Attorney Richard Calhoun.

They did not meet that quota for the first three meetings, the last one being held out of the county on Jan. 21 in Villa Rica during “a mini-retreat” to preview the budget.

Neal has served annual terms as the mayor pro tem for the past three years, presiding over council meetings should Mayor Patricia Vaughn be absent, which has occurred rarely.