NEW LLANO – In Denis Jordan's month as mayor of New Llano, he has been busy.
Jordan took over the position on July 2 and has been at work trying to make changes in New Llano.
"There's a lot of red tape to it," he said. "The town wanted change. We had record voting numbers, so they wanted it. Change takes time. That's one of things we have to work on. It's easy for one person to change direction, but a whole town to follow along takes a while."
In Tuesday's pre-council meeting, William Rowell, owner of Long Walker Distillery, discussed with the council about making food trucks legal in the town.
Rowell plans on having food trucks at his establishment for special events, if the ordinance is changed.
"I know (Leesville) recently changed their ordinance banning food trucks," Jordan said. "If they came up with a good idea, why not learn from them?
"I really don't know what the previous reason was for banning food trucks. I think one of the problems is that you can't keep track of them, but that's the point of a mobile restaurant. The problem was that people were coming in, and we were trying to make sure they were abiding by the health codes."
Donna Condon retained her position as the Town Clerk and Tax Collector, while Rozier Harrington & McCay was appointed as the auditors for the town.
Pan American kept its spot as the engineers, however, the appointment of Wayne Bush as City Attorney was denied with just one vote, Lesley Poteat, voting for it.
Current city attorney Jack Simms will stay in his position until the mayor and council decide on someone else or conclude to keep him.
The council also voted down a resolution to get the opinion of the Attorney General about the legality of sections of an ordinance passed earlier this year.
The parts of the ordinance in question involve mayor's pay, comp-time, "authorized personnel only" area issues, the write-up policy, warrant officer requirements and the no-rehire policy.
"There are parts in it that I'm contesting, because they shouldn't be in there," Jordan said. "I can request the (attorney general's) opinion, which I'm going to do, anyway. I was going to have the city attorney do it, because it's easier for him to form a legal question. The attorney represents me, and he represents the town. He can't just go ahead and do it if the council doesn't think there is anything wrong with it."