HUSTONVILLE — Hustonville City Attorney Carol Hill announced Tuesday night she would be stepping down from her position so she will have more time with family.
“I’ve worked with four mayors and a lot of city council members and I have really enjoyed my time here,” she told city council members during her final meeting as their attorney. “I thank you all for letting me serve you all and my office door is open.”
Hill said she began working as Hustonville’s attorney at the regularly scheduled city council meeting in October 2002, making Tuesday night her 10-year anniversary with the city.
Over the decade she served Hustonville, Hill said she was most proud of the improvements made to the city’s water department, including extended water lines, a new radio-read system and updated computers and maps.
Hill said she was proud of all the work the city did through its annual Toys for Tots compaigns.
Council members were unaninmous in thanking Hill for her years of service and saying they would miss seeing her at council meetings.
“You can still pay me a visit,” Hill responded with a smile.
Hill will continue in her responsibilities as an assistant Commonwealth’s attorney.
Hill had also served as Stanford’s city attorney until May of this year. She began with Stanford in 1998.
Hill said she likely would have stepped down from her position with Hustonville at the same time in order to have more time for her family, but because Mayor Marc Spivey had just begun serving, she agreed to remain on until the end of the year.
Former Mayor Cecil Maddox resigned unexpectedly in March, citing health concerns.
As mayor pro tem, Spivey became the city’s new mayor.
“When August passed and nobody signed up to run against him for mayor, it gave him a little more leeway to get somebody lined up (to serve as counsel),” she said.
Hill said she believes Spivey has selected a new counsel for the city, and she expects the new hire to be present at Hustonville’s regularly scheduled November meeting.
In other business, city council members:
• set the city’s trick-or-treat hours for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30; and
• declared a 1999 Chevy Tahoe previously used by the water department as surplus property and put it up for bids.