From the Mayor....
I would like to take a moment and offer my sincere condolences to the Mooneyham family as well as the Stevens family in the loss of their loved ones over the holiday season. Mrs. Opal Mooneyham replaced her husband Charles on our town council after his death in 1996 and served until 2008. Mrs. Mooneyham served the town very diligently during her tenure and she will be missed by many throughout the community. Mr. Wayne Stevens served on the town council for forty-eight years and I had the honor of replacing him, when he stepped down. Mr. Stevens was not only faithful to the town but more importantly to his church and family. He was a patriarch to our community and will be missed tremendously by many. We are very fortunate to be reaping the benefits of those who served before us and hopefully we can continue the tradition of what we have grown to love in Somerville.
Each year it is my privilege to nominate someone for Somerville’s Community Service Award. This is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond expectations while serving their community. With this being said this year’s recipient goes to Councilman Ron Jones who has been instrumental in helping our maintenance director, Mickey Brown, with our waste water system. Ron has helped Mickey on numerous occasions to resolve issues that we have had on main line,s as well as residential. Ron does this on his own volition and helps out at our concerts in the summer as well as any other events that the town sponsors. Thanks Ron, for leading by example and making every effort to keep Somerville “a place to come home to.” Be sure to thank Councilman Jones for a service well done when you see him around town. He is not only a good ambassador for the town, he is a good friend to many.
Darren Tucker, Mayor of Somerville