Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy has tabbed Cherokee City Council Member Mick Mallory as Mayor Pro-tem for 2012.
The Council Tuesday night approved Mallory's appointment after Murphy said he selected Mallory based on "Council seniority."
Among other business undertaken by the Council Tuesday night was approving a request by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation to draw down City funds in the amount of $26,500 to compensate the residents of the former Olhausen Trailer Court as they prepare to relocate.
The Olhausen Trailer Court, encompassing approximately seven acres of land on the east side of a frontage road on U.S. Highway 59 South in Cherokee, has been purchased by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation and financed by the City through establishment of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.
The CIC, partnering with the City, purchased the land - currently termed "blighted" in the City's proposed Cherokee South Urban Renewal Plan - for future redevelopment for resale for commercial or light industrial development.
The Council in November approved a series of resolutions moving forward the proposal to issue General Obligation Notes not to exceed $250,000 for the purchase of the Olhausen Mobile Home Park, relocation of its tenants, and clean-up and development of the property for future commercial/light industrial development.
The $26,500 draw down to date will come from those monies.
The current Olhausen residents have the option to sell or demolish their individual trailer and additional funds may be requested by the CIC in the future to help cover those trailers that may be removed by the residents, according to the CIC.