Incumbent council member selected as president

The sole incumbent of the Crothersville Town Council has been selected to serve as its president.

Lenvel “Butch” Robinson earned that title following a unanimous vote by the five-member council during Tuesday’s meeting at Crothersville Town Hall. Previous President Ardell Mitchell did not run for re-election.

Robinson was elected to the council in November 2011 and began serving in 2012. In November’s general election, Vernon Township voters elected five council members for the first time.

Council newcomer Chad Wilson was named vice president.

The council appointed members and town residents to other positions during the meeting.

Wilson and fellow council newcomer Brenda Holzworth will join Ben Spencer, chief of the Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department, on the unsafe building committee.

The council appointed Brent Turner, Chris Cooper, Matt Browning and Ronnie Foster to the parks board. The fifth member is appointed by the school corporation each year in April, and school board member Linda Luedeman currently is serving on that board.

Those retaining their positions are Robinson, Jackson County Solid Waste Management District committee; Curt Kovener, Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. representative; and Jeff Lorenzo, town attorney.

The only other appointment is Charlie Densford as the town’s Indiana Department of Homeland Security representative.