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Recently elected Banner Elk Mayor Brenda Lyerly is sworn into office prior to the December
meeting of Banner Elk Town Council. Photo courtesy Rick Owen

Originally published: 2013-12-10 23:36:00
Last modified: 2013-12-10 23:38:19

Banner Elk Town Council welcomes new members, passes ordinance amendments

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Newly elected mayor Brenda Lyerly and Banner Elk Town Council members Robert Tufts and Mike Dunn were sworn in by Judge Alex Lyerly prior to the opening of the council’s December monthly meeting.

As the council meeting ensued, a pair of public hearings took place regarding ordinance amendments in regard to food trucks and also wireless communication. One local resident, Bill Stevens from Silver Springs, addressed council on the telecommunications ordinance, expressing concern regarding some language in the ordinance. Following discussion, the food truck ordinance amendment was unanimously passed with a brief addition in language. The wireless communication ordinance also unanimously passed.

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