Murphysboro City Council Accepting Resignation and Awarding One Citizen



We can expect to see some changes after the city council meeting in Murphysboro at 7P.M. this Tuesday. Mayor Will Stephens says they will be awarding one city resident, who has done something good for the city, the Russell Breading Memorial Community Service Award. Stephens says they will also be appointing Linda Porter-Smith as the new Ward 3 Alderman after Mark Costa resigned from the position. The council will also be accepting the resignation of the city’s current police chief, Brian Hollo. The mayor says they will go through plenty of applications and an interview process before choosing Hollo’s successor.

In other business, the council will be voting on an ad for surplus properties and non-union department head raises of two percent. They also plan to approve having two city council meetings a month to be more efficient in discussing items voted on in committee. The meetings will now be on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7P.M.