Brammer resigns from Coal Grove Village Council

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sam Hall appointed to fill remainder of term


Village of Coal Grove council member Chris Brammer resigned his seat at a meeting on Saturday because he is moving to Texas.

Brammer works for the federal prison system and took a job that required he moves to Texas, according to a letter he gave to council members. Upon his resignation, the council approved the appointment of Sam Hall to fill the vacated seat for the remainder of Brammer’s term that ends in 2015.

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“I think he will be a good council member,” Larry McDaniel, Village of Coal Grove Mayor, said. “He is a former school superintendent who is community minded.”

Hall spent 40 years in education before retiring in March 2007. He served as superintendent of the Rock Hill and Chesapeake school districts and served as a council member in Dunreith, Ind., when he lived there years ago.

“I was asked if I’d be interested in filling a vacancy on the council for the remainder of the term,” Hall said. “I do not plan on trying to be elected to council, I am just doing my civic duty by filling in.”

Hall will be sworn in at the council’s next regular meeting.

Also at the Saturday meeting, council adopted a resolution to apply for Issue 2 money, which will be used for blacktopping.

“We usually get money for blacktopping every other year,” McDaniel said, “but we haven’t gotten any for about three years.”

Coal Grove council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month.