A long time member of the Smithville Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals has resigned.
Jimmy Walls was presented a plaque of appreciation by Mayor Taft Hendrixson during Monday night's city council meeting. "This plaque is presented to Jimmy Walls in appreciation of twenty five years of loyal and dedicated service to the Smithville Planning Commission and twenty years of the same loyal and dedicated service on the Smithville Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Walls has been a valuable asset to both the Smithville Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. His years of service to our city and community have been greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Smithville Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Smithville Planning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals, we would like to thank you, Mr Walls, for all your hard work and unrelenting dedication. We wish you the best in everything you do. You will be missed."
Walls served on the Smithville Planning Commission from December, 1982 through December 2007. He also served on the Smithville Board of Zoning Appeals from December 1987 through December 2007.
In his letter of resignation, effective December 21st, 2007, Walls thanked the present and past mayors for their support. "I wish to thank Mayor Waniford Cantrell for appointing me to the commission and Mayor Dewey Love, Mayor Bruce Medley, Mayor Cecil Burger, and Mayor Taft Hendrixson for allowing me to serve my city and community on the planning commission for the past twenty five years. Thanks to the members of the commission, past and present, for electing me your chairman for a total of fourteen years."
Walls also expressed his thanks for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals for twenty years.
The aldermen voted five to nothing to approve Mayor Hendrixson's appointment of Sandra Wall to serve out Jimmy's Walls' unexpired term on both the Smithville Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.