Seal reappointed to treasurer

Published 1:29 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Farmville Town Council has appointed Town Treasurer Carol Anne Seal to another six-month term.

The reappointment was announced following a closed session at the council’s Jan. 10 meeting. It also follows after a six-month term she had been appointed to during the council’s July 12, 2017 meeting, during which council members approved other annual appointments for 12-month terms, including the town manager, chief of police, clerk of council, fire marshal and building official.

“Due to possible personnel changes in the treasurer’s office, Mrs. Seal’s term was extended to six months instead of the entire year,” said Town Manager Gerald Spates regarding the action in July.

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According to the town, Seal has served as treasurer since July 2004. She became acting treasurer in June 2003 and has worked for the town since 1991.

Her reappointment comes as the council is accepting letters of interest for the Ward B council seat, which was left vacant after former Ward B Councilwoman Sally Thompson’s resignation became effective Dec. 31.

Thompson announced her resignation from the council at a Dec. 6 meeting and cited an upcoming move to North Carolina as the reason for her departure.

“According to the state code, the council has 45 days, so that’s Jan. 1 would be day one,” said Mayor David Whitus. “We have 45 days to fill the seat, and if we don’t, the judge will appoint someone.”

The council voted unanimously to advertise the position, which will be appointed until the person elected during the May 1 election takes the seat July 1. The cutoff date for letters of interest is Jan. 25.