Town council postpones school board appointment until Friday morning


The Brownstown Town Council’s school board appointment has been delayed until Friday morning.

During a meeting tonight at the town hall, the council unanimously decided to take a little more time to discuss the candidates and reach out to people for input.

The five members met in executive session before tonight’s meeting and then talked more during the public meeting. They agreed to have one more executive session, closed to the public and press, at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the town hall, 200 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Then a special meeting, open to the public and press, will be at 10:30 a.m.

“Ask any of your questions that you would like between now and then, reach out to more people if you would like. We’ll make our decision Friday at 10:30,” President Sally Lawson said to her fellow council members.

“Thank you all again for coming,” she said to three of the candidates who attended the meeting, Adam Nicholson, Mary Ann Spray and Brian Wheeler. The other candidates are Rhonda Fountain and Jon Robison.

“You’ve come to several meetings, and it’s a big decision on our part,” Lawson said. “I apologize for postponing that decision, but we’ll make our decision Friday at 10:30. … We’ll have an answer for you then.”

The Brownstown Township resident appointed to the Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees will start his or her four-year term July 1. That person also will serve on the town’s park board.

Spray’s seat expires June 30. She has been on the school board since 2003, including serving as president since 2013.

The council has the responsibility of appointing someone to two seats on the school board, while the remaining five are appointed by township boards.

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