Town recognizes council member, appoints mayor

Outgoing Double Oak Town Councilmember Tracy Scott Miller was recognized by town officials and residents Monday night for his service to the town during the past ten years.

Miller announced his intention March 18 to step down from his council seat effective April 2 due to relocation. Council accepted Miller’s resignation at the meeting and presented him with a plaque, street sign with his name and signed photo of town hall.

“I have enjoyed serving the town, it is a great town. I’m proud of what we have accomplished,” said Miller.

To honor Miller for his service to the town, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Donnelly declared April 1, 2013 as Tracy Scott Miller Appreciation Day.

“During his time on council, Miller has held leadership positions such as Mayor Pro Tem and Town Treasurer. Councilman Miller has chaired search committees, including the chief of police search committee that recommended the hiring of current Police Chief Derrick Watson,” said Donnelly.

“Tracy has served the Town of Double Oak and residents with great passion and has worked hard to make the town a better place. It has been an honor to serve with him.”

Former mayors Dick Cook, Bill Wilkinson and Dr. Charles Bimmerle were also on hand to thank Miller for his service.

The town council appointed Donnelly as mayor at the meeting to fill late Mayor Tom Pidcock’s remaining term in office, which ends on May 11. Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads administered the oath of office to Donnelly

John Maynor was tapped to fill Donnelly’s open council seat. Janice Pidcock swore Maynor into office.

Town officials also honored Jolene Barr for her service as president of the Double Oak Women’s Club.

See more photos from the event on The Cross Timbers Gazette’s Facebook Page.


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