Two seek seats on Bath Council
Wade Parrill and David Bowers presented letters to the Bath Town Council asking to be considered for one of the three vacant town council seats. The two appeared before council at the Tuesday morning August 2 meeting.
Parrill is a longtime town resident who has worked at Roy’s Service Center for the past eight years and at Bob’s Tires before that.
He has also served as the president of the Eagles Club.
Councilman Andy Swaim asked Parrill what he would like to see different about the town.
“I’d like to see the streets get better and some new jobs in here,” Parrill said.
Bowers is a paramedic and a registered nurse. He is currently completing his nurse practitioner training. He was elected to the council in 2000, but was unable to serve due to a heart condition that has since been cleared up.
Bowers said he has been a paramedic for 35 years, 22 years in Morgan County.
Swaim asked Bowers if he had any key issues with the town or council. Bowers said he didn’t, but in every small town different issues arise at different times that need to be addressed.
Both Parrill and Bowers said they might have problems making some meetings due to their work schedules. Parrill works until 7 p.m. and Bowers said he would not be able to make morning meetings.
Mayor Susan Webster said in the past council has changed its meeting schedule to accommodate work schedules.
“I am very happy that we have had two good people show an interest in serving on council this morning,” Webster said.
Another town resident, Rob Campbell, asked to be considered for one of the open seats last month.
“Council will give careful consideration before appointing anyone to a seat because they will be putting them in elected positions that people have not had a chance to vote for,” Webster said.
She said there is no time limit on when or if the council will decide to make appointments to fill the empty council seats.